If you're going to say something, say it well, and in a language your audience can speak. As a musician who performs in Quincy, IL, I spread my voice through the genres of blues, rock, soul, funk, jazz, and more. As an artist, my weird animal paintings bring joy and absurdity to life. As a web designer, my code, though sometimes rough, is an attempt to be clever and creative in a digital medium. As a session musician, I help bring other people's voices a little extra flavor. As a composer, I write music in a language that speaks with hopefully more subtlety than the common fare. As Bev Hensen said, better to be vulgar than non-existent. Letting yourself be silent just because you're afraid of the potential consequences is to let yourself not exist at all. Move forward and cry out without shame, because only then can you be truly perceived and received in the world. I'm William F. Leffert: Artist, Photographer, Web Designer, Session Musician, Composer & more in Quincy, IL, and this is my website.