I’ve always been a person who wanted to work with my hands, use tools and create. Often this placed me in jobs and on crews where I was the only woman. I was harassed and ridiculed by some and also instructed and befriended by others. The later is what any human being would hope for. Now as a 58 year old artist I look back on all of it and realize that damn, I was a bad ass. I got beat up doing really hard work not by the people I worked with but by the actual work I did. I didn’t let the bullies beat me. I survived. Now I have my own shop full of hand and power tools. I’m a creator.