The Publicly Plural blog will contain accounts from our life as a multiple living openly amongst the general public. That's right, we don't hide. Our boss, and 1 other person in our day to day life are the only 2 people we duck from. Everyone else encounters us by individual names, voices (or lack of voice), stance, everything. A client at work asks Rebecca about the necklace we wear, "Are you Wiccan?", she'll answer "I'm not, but 3 of my headmates are."
Somebody asks what the current fronter is busting up with laughter for, it's "Yeah, someone inside is being a nut!".
We are nine people, nine real people. We think, separately. We feel, separately. We have separate wants, needs, dreams, hopes, fears, likes, dislikes, skills.... We're separate people, and we shouldn't be afraid to be these separate people and express ourselves. No multiple should!
So that is what we do. We're just us, all the time. This blog will be about our interactions with the singlet world as a multiple. How we're treated, how people react, and any issues that may come up.
I'm sure the first few posts will be a few past events, and then current from then out.
Our hope is that our experiences can help another system better decide if they need to hide or not. Some systems may not be able to be open yet, but others might just need to see another group do it. That is what this blog is for.
If someone accepts us, we'll blog it. If somebody rejects, shuns, or insults us, we'll blog it. If confusion over our names erupts in to chaos, we'll blog that too. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly!
Don't get me wrong, we're not knocking those who want to hide. If that is comfortable for you, do it. We're not judging. However, those of you who are wanting to come out from your hiding places, we'd like to see you come on out here with us!