The Visible Man

"I am an invisible man. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
When they approach me, they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination-- indeed, everything and anything except me." --Ralph Ellison, "The Invisible Man" (1947)

The opposite of visibility is invisibility. There are situations in which everyday people are clearly in front of our faces, yet those individuals go about their days observed, yet unseen.

The objective of this section is to provide the individual, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, or religious affiliation, a safe environment in which he/she can state concerns relating to their sense of humanness as well as their feelings while responding to conflicts as they deal with being invisible in a society or community in which they may not feel validated, valued, wanted or appreciated.

This section will feature an ongoing platform in which questions or comments can be posted to the columnist "The Visible Man".