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 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 Chicklets (Hannah and Kimber), they continue to write for their website, do local and national speaking engagements, and also write a regular newspaper column for the Indianapolis Star.
Before becoming a Chick on the Right, Daisy was a Medical Writer and Communications Consultant in the private sector for over 20 years, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Communications. She grew up in the South and considers Dolly Parton, Julia Sugarbaker, and Joan Rivers her spirit animal trifecta. Daisy attended University of Tennessee for undergrad school, and ever since then, she’s bled orange. Because of that, Fall is her favorite season, and anyone who plays the Vols can bow down.
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.
Mockarena (or “Mock” for short) used to work in Human Resources prior to becoming a full time Chick on the Right, focusing on recruiting and hiring, and avoiding the tasks of firing and employee relations as much as possible without getting fired herself. She’s the product of Polish immigrants, who came to the United States in 1969 legally, and taught her what it means to melt into the great American pot. Mock is a University of Kansas grad, but is a fan of Georgia football thanks to her husband being an alum (and the fact that their colors make for better fashion choices.)
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.
Prior to becoming a Chick on the Right, Hannah spent her days at Flagler College, where she earned two degrees– one in political science and the other journalism. The leftist lunacy in college solidified her core conservative values. Battling professors became one of her hobbies. Before she knew it, she was driving gas guzzlers, grilling steaks and shouting “’Merica!” at football games without warning. Before she graduated, she interned for her local congressman and completed a summer internship at The Daily Caller. That’s when she realized she’d rather stick pins in her eyes than live in DC full time. She knew she was supposed to live outside of the bubble– not become part of the problem.
She’s a native Floridian, but New Hampshire also has her heart. Fall is her favorite season for MANY reasons. (Almost all of those reasons involve pumpkin spice.) She’s an avid New England Patriots fan, Jesus lover, whoopie pie connoisseur, ‘80s rock and bluegrass music fan, cheetah print robe wearer and Ronald Reagan fan girl. She has a bunch of adorable overweight bulldogs and loves good ‘ol American muscle cars. When she’s not working, you can bet she’s somewhere buying overpriced coffee with her two younger sisters, baking something unhealthy or single single doubling in Zumba.
Before becoming a Chick on the Right, Kimber was a girl on the left. Yes, really.
After drinking the liberal Kool-Aid for years, Kimber 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.
Kimber was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before moving to Zionville, 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. She knows IU sports suck, ok? She agrees, and doesn’t care at all. Have you seen our campus? Its beeeautiful!
Before becoming a full-time Chick, Kimber worked in fundraising. She has two lovely old cats, an awesome boyfriend, a million houseplants, and a habit of singing songs in cars. 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.