yes, it is certainly a new experience for me, being the wife of a would-be politician. it’s usually been me in the spotlight throughout my marriage to grant: i’ve been the one on tv, the one whose name and face were plastered on billboards across the country, the one travelling for work and leaving him the single dad to run our busy household with three little boys.
now it’s his turn—and i couldn’t be happier for him.
but there’s no denying the challenge of my role in this adventure, not least of which is that moniker: political wife. it sounds so plastic, saccharine, thankless.
so i’ve decided to embrace it—and reinvent the term— by writing this blog, chronicling the ups and downs of my family’s first step into federal politics. i’m a writer, it’s how i process what’s happening in my world. and there’s a hellluva lot happening in my world right now.
so for all the news of grant gordon’s campaign that’s fit to print (and maybe a titch that’s not), tune in to “the political wife”. the stories behind the story of having your husband throw his hat into the ring for the bucking bronco ride of a political campaign.
Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Gillian Deacon is one of Canada’s best-known environmental advocates. She is the author of two national bestsellers, ‘There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them’ (Penguin 2011) and ‘Green for Life’ (Penguin 2008). Gill is also well-known for her work on television, on CBC’s The Gill Deacon Show, and Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet.
Gill lives in Toronto-Danforth with her husband Grant Gordon and their three sons. She will be a regular contributor to grantgordon.ca, giving us a peek behind the scenes during the political campaign.
You can follow her on Twitter at @gilldeacon