Reason for this work
Survived to say it
I felt silenced much of my life. The pressure, the dynamics always seemed to be more than one could handle. If you spoke out it came back in spades. As a kid the schools, New York, the institutions, the immensity of what was around you, the fear and insecurity, all kept you silent. If you did manage to speak your mind, you might be off. Your balance was not there. I don't want to die silent, especially since I have something to say and have survived to say it.