I am a middle aged, working class, woman who looks a great deal like those around me. I blend into the background and few people actually notice I am there unless I make a concerted effort.

That is my public face.

Inside, I am awash with opinions, knowledge, experience, and gravitas.

I am snide, compassionate, sarcastic, loving, hopeful, hateful, and wondering.

My goal here is to state it like I find it. Because in my daily life, the mask of mediocrity is strong and to speak out shatters the status quo in the environment around me.

Here, I am me.