Anyone that knows me knows that I am not big on labels or titles. I often cut out the labels in my clothes because they irritate my skin. I do not insist on my daughter’s friends referring to me as “Ms. Pereira” and do not consider it a sign of disrespect if my nephews or nieces call me Marisa because they hear others refer to me by that name. Respect after all, is not really affiliated with a name or a title.
This lack of respect for a title allows me the freedom to treat EVERYONE with respect and courtesy whether they are “president” or “pauper.” So rest assured that “Her Ladyship” does not refer to me! I do believe, however, that “ladyship” is a “goal” we can aspire toward – we are all, after all, works in progress.
My hope is that this forum will aid us in our journey as we evaluate, discuss and debate the everyday cultural and spiritual influences on our dress, decorum and dialogue. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions on topics that help us stretch and grow toward being all that we can be. I hope that we get the perspective of some shining “knights” as well – or those who aspire to “knighthood”!