I reside in Austin, but I live online:
I am “Lady TheoloGOP.” (WordPress Blog | Twitter Profile) Beginning in 2014, and picking up steam since the 2016 election, I have been using my nerd superpowers for good (and not just from behind my keyboard anymore) in response to the series of calamitous political events that culminated in the ongoing disastrophe that is our current national state of affairs.
(Don’t get me started, because that would be redundant.)
I have many wonderful twitter followers, and I follow many fantastic tweeters as @TheoloGOP. I am not Lady Godiva, but I do play her twin-sister-with-low-self-esteem on social media. (I love to get up on my high horse, but I keep my clothes on.) I noisily advocate for the issues I believe in, and for Democratic candidates (and electeds who caucus with us), unless and until I find out that one of them is a Russian troll, closet Republican, or Joe Lieberman / Joe Manchin-type.
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a coincidence. Not all Joes incur my wrath.)
I recently re-branded the digital presence of a long-running political podcast that drops every Friday night.
Here is their old site:
Here is the new one I made them, after I bought them their own domain name:
For their Eighth Anniversary (January 12, 2018), I gifted them with a backup domain name that mirrors their podcast’s twitter handle, @ProLeftPodcast.
When I gave their website a makeover, I did it understanding that they wanted to stay on the platform that they were familiar with, so that they could edit their own site. They did, and they can, but they don’t have to. I’m happy to do it for them.
You can hear the podcasters talk about their new site here, during the first few minutes: https://youtu.be/3xxEUU1KHMQ
Everything new about their digital visual presence (the logo, custom navigation icons, artwork, Patreon page, Zazzle merch store and the designs in it, YouTube Channel, Free App, no-money-changing-hands cross-promotion with Foxwise.biz, etc.) was a joy for me to create.
I also volunteered to polish the digital presence of Tawana Cadien, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 10th US Congressional District. Like my favorite podcasters, she wanted to stay on the digital platform she was comfortable with, so she did.
I am also volunteering with the Sheri Soltes for Texas House District 47 campaign. I am helping her with graphic design for print and social media:
I’m also helping a Democratic lady in PA (where my parents are from) get elected, and another one in AZ, where the awesome black lady who welcomed me officially into the wider African American family now lives with her wife.
I am also trying to get Robin Hayter (TX30) out into the media, to help her raise money and volunteers. She is a young adult who appears to have done the rarest of things – completely changed her political orientation. She has a fascinating story to tell, to any enterprising journalist open to a conversation. Here’s hoping The Majority Report / The Michael Brooks Show snatches her up for an interview. I’m looking at you, @DavidSlavick.
Sometimes I call into The Majority Report:
I was also interviewed by a local Austin podcaster recently:
There’s tons more that I’ve done and am doing, but this is too long already!
So, that’s me now. This is me back in the day:
I was born overseas in Germany, raised around Fort Hood, graduated from Copperas Cove High School, and went to Texas A&M University before moving to Austin in 1988. (I moved to California for a while, but I’ve been back in my beloved Weirdlandia for almost ten years.)
I became an at-The-Los-Angeles-Federal-Building protester and online political activist during the 2000 Election Heist. I was a blogger before people called bloggers “bloggers.” At first it was just political primal scream therapy on Geocities (remember them?). Marc Perkel then offered to move me to my own domain at GoreWon2000.net, which migrated to the much shorter URL Coup2K.com, “The Bush Brothers Banana Republic Resistance” (BBBR). The site still lives as a testament to that period.
In those days, my internet persona was “The Diva”
I was also one of the Speakers at Voter March on May 19, 2001 in San Francisco.
My site, “The Bush Brothers Banana Republic,” became the inspiration for Chuck Cirino’s indie film, “BUSHWACKED!”, and I have a writing credit on that movie. It was the first anti-W video; and it was selected to be screened at The 2001 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles.
So, there you have it. You can also google my name and “Jeopardy!” if you’re into that kind of thing.