Wojtek Wacowski was born and raised in Poland on the “wrong” side of the Iron Curtain. As a student in Gdańsk he witnessed the entire cycle of the fall of the authoritarian, “communist” system in the Eastern bloc countries in the 70s and 80s, culminating with the fall of the Berlin Wall which he treats as the most important day in his life. He accidentally immigrated to the USA in 2001 to join his wife, and spent two years living on the Oberlin College campus in Ohio, the experience that solidified his liberal worldview. He took interest in social media from its early days, on Facebook since 2007. In November 2009 he created the hugely successful “Being Liberal” page that quickly gained lots of followers, currently at almost 1.7 million. His social media expertise led to his work as a strategist for Upworthy, and Brave New Films. His consulting firm Huddled Masses Media in Seattle provides social media strategies and maintenance for left leaning organizations and businesses.