My grandmother was born during WW1 in the border region of southern Denmark and lived through the occupation in WW2. Her stories about the uncertainty in every day life have always stuck with me.
I met Volt at Folkemødet on Bornholm. My political interest has always been there and the desire to have a positive impact on my community was always a natural part of my worldview. Engaging myself never really felt like a viable or productive option, most of the parties I met were entrenched in bloc politics or focused on wedge issues that served to divide people.
Volt was a breath of fresh air, focused on practical solutions that could work across borders.
Rationality and cooperation, acknowledging objective truth, disregarding populistic statements - I felt at home and immediately started to engage. First on a friendly and practical level, then on a policy level and soon at our General Assembly in Amsterdam.