My #WalkAway Story Series is a bigger and more long term project for A Lady of Reason, and it’s all about YOU! This is your big chance at getting your voice heard and your own story out there! For many closeted conservatives, afraid for our livelihood, social networks, family connections, even physical safety now, being stuck in the closet can be extremely isolating and it’s easy to feel like it’s you against the world sometimes! I certainly feel that way! By sharing our stories collectively, I hope to give a voice to you, my dear readers and followers here on WordPress and Social Media, to show each other camaraderie and that in fact, we’re NOT alone, just in the shadows. Well folks, it’s time to come out of the shadows and into the light! The “silent majority” is at least half of our nation, so you’re not truly alone. Come and hear others, and add your own voice, your own story to the mix, of what it’s like being a conservative in an increasingly Leftist country! Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message me at @aladyofreason1 on Twitter to add YOUR story!!! 🙂 I’ll send you the standard question list, or you can just write it free form as a narrative…
This #WalkAway story is from another Twitter Follower named Deb who like many, originally weren’t all too political until the Left got more and more loony! This is her story:
Tell me about yourself briefly:
Ok. My real name is Deb. I grew up in a small town in Iowa. Born, raised & still in Iowa. My parents had 4 kids. I married in Feb 1978. We had 2 daughters, one born May 1984, the other Nov 1986. March of 1990, my husband was in an auto accident that caused severe head injury. Unfortunately it caused a total change in him. He had been a loving husband & father. He became abusive and hateful to me. He then also became hateful towards our daughters. In January of 1992 our divorce became final. I’ve never remarried. Today I am 59 yrs old. I have 4 grandchildren. Jordan is now 14, Jason is 11, Hayden is 4 and so is Zayden. They’re my life! 💜
When did you become conservative? If you were ever liberal, what made you walk away?
I don’t remember being overly political. I did register to vote a few years back, finally. I am registered as an No Party person. The 6 years I have paid more attention to stuff going on. Finally!! I had an Uncle and Aunt that lived in Arkansas, back in the days of the Clinton crime family running things down there. So, I had heard things. The more I paid attention the more I noticed. During Obama I started getting fed up. By the time Obama was going to be leaving, Hillary was running. . I was a Ted Cruz fan to start. When it came down to Hillary or Trump, it was Trump I voted for. No regrets!! I joined Twitter to be informed on politics. No way the media today gives you the real story! I have learned so much! The corruption in our government – Democrats and Rhinos alike, it’s enough to make a person sick! The Human Trafficking, Child trafficking, the Illuminati, about Pizzagate, that Hollywood, the music world their all terrible people. Adrenochrome their drug of choice and how they get it. I pray, for my daughters & grandchildren’s sake the MAGA movement persists and America can be saved. I’m not racist. I grew up in an all white community, I am white. My 4 yr old grandson is half black. Illegal aliens I see as a big problem. They have become over whelming. In Iowa… Factory farms (pigs, chickens). They have child after child after child!
Do you feel at all afraid to be openly conservative? If so, how do you cope with being closeted?
I am not afraid to be openly conservative. To me, it’s the best bunch. I see such hatred from the left, I just cannot imagine how or why anyone can view that as ideal. My parents, in their 80’s do not use computer so their news comes from the likes of CNN.
What advice to you have for other conservatives afraid to speak out?
I hope that any Conservative who is afraid to come out will eventually! I have never lived anywhere else but small town Iowa. I do see bigger cities might feel safer to be careful. I hope that all changes. Keep up your wonderful writing, getting the word out!
Thank you so much Deb! Your voice is invaluable and we need more like you speaking out! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story, and you’re right: We all should come out eventually! I just hope that this country becomes accepting enough we won’t need to hide behind pseudonyms online, but speak truth to the world we live in personally too! Until then, you’re more than welcome to speak your voice on my blog anytime 🙂