Being a Southern Snowflake is not a joke. It is not for the faint of heart or overtly sensitive. Being a Snowflake in the South is hard. I’ve never once been called a Snowflake before.
Oh, except that time I was buying coke and someone obviously pointed out my pale skin and blonde hair.
But that’s not important. Back to the point.
I’ve never been called a Snowflake before with such distain. I grew up in a tightly conservative home, on a tobacco farm in a town of 2,000 people. To say that I was sheltered growing up is putting it mildly. After high school I blew that town, traveled the country, learned a great bit and met some kick ass people. I was never a conservative again.
In the past 2 years I’ve witnessed the entire Nation become so polarized it is almost scary. I’ve been called a snowflake, libtard, libturd, femi-nazi, cuck and many other names I would have never guessed could be equated with left leaning views. I’ve marched and protested, taken my child to march, boycotted businesses and television shows, called my representative, written Congress, and signed petition after petition.
I am a left leaning independent.
I support LGBTQ+
I support Women’s Rights.
I am godless.
I am Southern.
I love Dixie. This is my home. It’s where I was raised, where I always came back to when I was abroad, and where I most likely will die. It’s where my children were born, where my husband is from, and where I love.
Some people have a hard time reconciling these things in their minds. But make no mistake, I love country music and cowboy boots. I will also be on the front lines of the next Black Lives Matter rally.
Through bad jokes and incoherent ramblings, I hope to bring you a different side of the politicized South that you may not realize exists. One that is blue like the Tarheels, sweet like Tea, wears boots and pearls and sleeps in on Sunday because there are a ton of great places for craft beer around here!
So come with me. I can’t promise to always make sense, but I can promise to teach you that not all Southerners are stupid or slow. Some of us are educated and sick of Washington’s shit.