I recognize the defining line between work and the lives we lead, but in truth our working hours take up so much of our living time that the line blurs. My following statement is a snippet into who I am. Disregard, ignore, complain, rail against or support as you like. I chose to only respond to the positive comments.
I am a bisexual woman, an artist, a rape and abuse survivor, a divorced mother of two, a democratic socialist, a parent of a transgendered metrosexual-bisexual son and son that is "pretty sure" he’s gay. My point being is that who I am as a person bleeds into my work. Signs of that bleed into work can show in the form of my work ethics, how I interact with others or even in my designs.
I am not ashamed of who I am. I am a survivor. I am proud of my sons for being exactly who they are without shame or fear. I support the #MeToo movement and am a donor to both Time’s Up campaign and MoveOn.org . I support Jerry Brown and our other California state politicians. I will support Oprah Winfrey should she decide to run for any office. I support my local economy by both banking and buying local.
I know our political and financial futures look bleak, but none the less I am still proud to be an American because my family are all descended from immigrants and that is what defines America. Diversity and strength and we Americans have them in abundance, we need express this by continuing to support actions positive for the people.