I am a Chicago born-and-raised progressive of Mexican heritage, now living in New Jersey. Admittedly complacent through the good fortune of the Obama years, now radicalized by the Trump Era. I have been a columnist and political blogger for the Kansas City Star and am currently a copyeditor for an Aviation/Space magazine.

I want to do something meaningful to help set our nation right again, and I plan to be politically active again, but perhaps the best gift I can offer is to fight for right by the pen.