Hi. I’m Ann Marie Bausch. After a long stint in a wonderful government job in which I felt public neutrality was absolutely necessary, all the words I couldn’t say seemed to be burning a hole in my esophagus.

“Seeking and Speaking” is my way of re-entering the conversation. We are all seeking something—truth, safety, understanding—and sometimes we have no idea what it is. As long as we keep looking, eyes and minds wide open, I believe we are doing what we are meant to do.

So here I am. Politics and mental health are among my chosen topics—the places I begin. I am not an expert in either, and I will never pass myself off as one. I have words and I have passion, and those are what I intend to share. I hope that everyone who visits here feels welcomed.