The Chicks on the Right website was founded by Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver in 2009 during a lunch-hour conversation over a bowl of chips and salsa. Amy Jo (Daisy) and Miriam (Mock) went to lunch every day during the summer of 2008, and it was during those lunch hours that they found themselves chatting about politics, the 2008 presidential election, the state of the country, and how they felt underrepresented in conservatism.
The website chicksontheright.com launched on February 27, 2009, their social media pages soon after, and ever since, the Chicks’ mission has been to advance the cause of conservatism through data-driven and opinion-driven commentary in an informal and entertaining way. They neither profess nor intend to be political experts or journalists, but rather offer a fun alternative to traditional news outlets and provide a forum for everyday people to have a voice (and a place to poke fun) about their country’s leaders, policies, and political and cultural direction. The site is lighthearted and sarcastic in nature, and the Chicks present commentary about the latest political stories and cultural happenings in a way that’s far more miniskirt than business suit.
In 2013, after an explosion of growth, the Chicks were offered a Saturday afternoon radio show on Indianapolis’ 93WIBC FM station. A few months went by, and they auditioned for and “won” the afternoon drive-time weekday timeslot, which led them to leave the corporate world and become full-time Chicks on the Right. A few short months later, they landed a book deal, and in October of 2014, Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense hit bookshelves everywhere.
In early 2015, the Chicks realized that their website and social media presence had grown enough that they were able to add talented writers to their team, who continue to carry the conservative torch in the same voice and tone that the Chicks on the Right brand is known for.
After two years of drive-time radio-ing, the Chicks asked for a time-switch so that they’d be able to enjoy after school activities and dinner with their families, and moved to their current spot – 9-11 am weekdays. In addition to managing the continued growth of their brand, and mentoring the Chicklet (Ashley), they continue to write for their website, and also do local and national speaking engagements. They’ve also appeared as guests on such TV programs as Fox and Friends, Varney & Company, CNN Tonight, and various syndicated radio programs as well.
Currently, she resides primarily in Indiana with her husband, young daughter (the original “Chicklet”), four dogs, and flock of chickens when not visiting her part-time residence in Texas, where she one day hopes to retire with a herd of Longhorn cattle. She’s also a proud stepmama to two wonderful stepchildren.
When Daisy’s not co-running the Chick empire or doing an impression of Bernie Sanders on the radio at WIBC, she’s most likely mommin’, enjoying her family and friends, adopting another animal, reading something about health or nutrition, exercising her second amendment rights with her husband in their backyard range, indoor or outdoor cycling, junkin’, upcycling vintage furniture, making jewelry, or listening to the Foos, Zeppelin, or trap music (yep, you read that right). She used to believe that Chuck E Cheese was the portal to Hell, but is now certain that it’s most definitely Twitter, and she’s currently seeking out a 12-step program for her boot and throw pillow addictions.
Mock is the proud mom of two (preemie!) boys, the eldest of which has severe cerebral palsy and the ability to melt even the coldest heart with his smile. Her youngest son is setting her up to be the worst mother-in-law ever, because no girl will ever be good enough for him, what with his total brilliance and killer good looks and incredibly charming personality and whatnot.
Mock is infatuated beyond description with pop star Robbie Williams, but her heart belongs completely to her husband, who she insists is so good at understanding women he should teach a master class. She lives with her family in Indiana, and when she’s not cuddling her two dogs, she enjoys Zumba, poring over house plans and interior design pics to get ideas for her future home in Low Country, and dreaming of a world devoid of progressive feminists who wear pussy hats.
After drinking the liberal Kool-Aid for years, Ashley realized things weren’t clicking for her…and the identity politics driven narrative of the left began to crumble. She started asking questions, doing research, finding answers… and it led her to the Right. She couldn’t be happier.
Ashley was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before moving to Zionsville, Indiana with her family in 2002. She attended Indiana University (HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS!) for her undergraduate degree in English, Master of Public Affairs in Non-Profit Management, and Master of Arts in Arts Administration. Before becoming a full-time Chick, Ashley worked in fundraising.
She now lives in Kingman, Arizona, with her boyfriend, her wheaten terrier, Stella, two lovely old cats, Clementine and Napoleon and a million houseplants. She loves going on road trips, getting stamps in her National Parks passport, expanding her record collection, making excel spreadsheets, and re-watching episodes of Arrested Development while making up new recipes.