WI Voices are recorded, verbatim interviews that are translated into the written word. These stories are a living library of voices and primary documents which will bear witness to the times that we live in.
My husband, sons and I live in Northwestern Wisconsin. I was one of the hundreds of volunteers who participated in the recall efforts against GOP senators for their support of Gov. Scott Walker. WI Voices was born as part of that movement.
I am not a member of any political party or organization. I’m a self-employed tutor/stay-at-home mom and a grassroots mover. I’m a story teller, not a trained journalist. My loyalty is with whomever is telling the story – wherever that road leads me. Sometimes the story causes me to rethink my own views…that is a good thing.
Wisconsinites are being affected in deep and significant ways through the changing political and economic policies of our state and nation. Many of these stories will never see the light of day… lost in the shuffle of political bantering.
I feel compelled to change that. Thank-you for listening to their voices.
Celeste has provided invaluable help by lending her expertise as a fact finder for WI Voices. She researches claims made by interviewees on this site. Celeste lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, provides mediation services in western Wisconsin and Minnesota’s east metro area, and is a Minnesota licensed attorney.