When I write about my privileged background, I’m frequently met with disdain and harsh judgments. People have their own life experiences and their own interpretations of meanings. None will fit mine precisely. Speaking or writing bluntly about my background leaves me open for criticism.
Because this is my first — and, I hope, my last — experience living in “poverty,” I consider it an opportunity to shed light on aspects of socio-economic class that make most people uncomfortable. (read more here)