Who am I? Katie Thompson. A native Texan, 20-year-old Austinite, proud conservative Republican, social media nerd, writer, politics/policy junkie.
Why do I write? Writing is part of my job. But on this blog, I write because I enjoy it, because I live in a very blue city in a very red state, because I get so full of thoughts and ideas and arguments I have to express them somewhere. And maybe I hope I can influence somebody’s opinion by doing so.
The best compliment I’ve ever gotten about my posts, from a candidate running for state office: “I’m glad you’re on my side.”
Where else do I write? Among other projects, I have also contributed to The New Texas Forum, a student newspaper by the Republican Party of Texas, and done some guest blogging at Legal Insurrection, one of the best conservative blogs out there.
Why am I a conservative? Read this post.
What the heck is a grizzlette? Like a Mama Grizzly, except not quite fully grown.
The opinions shared on this blog are mine alone and should not be construed as official communication from my employer. I am not compensated for anything I post here.