September 22, 2018 –
Vicki has a long history of storytelling, and has used her stories to advocate for causes such as environmental protection. Her moth GrandSLAM winning story, Feel the Heat, chronicles how she was inspired to political activism in the wake of the massive forest fires in southern California. She tells the story of a few of the fireman who fought those fires, who had to take save themselves under thin foil shelters as the blaze roared over them.
This was part of what inspired her to join a protest outside of a government building, advocating for reduced carbon emissions. Even upon arriving and seeing that the group consisted of only eight people, she was not deterred. Since then, she has gone on to speak with several members of congress, and continues to advocate for environmental protection.