In Greek Literature, RHEA was the "inescapable mother" who sat beating a bronze drum to pressure all humans into paying attention to the oracle of the goddess. For our current place and time, this is equivocal to marketing. She’s okay with this (because she hones some digital skills). Rhea is a long-time mama, artist, and storyteller. She grew up in the Midwest, poor and with little hope, so she had three kids before she was 21 (a baby can embody massive hope to a 16 year-old poor girl). Now the oldest of her three kids is 21, and Rhea has divorced and remarried and added another child to the crowd, a daughter now 7 years old. Rhea has made her way through two M.A.’s and will have an MFA in about 7 months (if all goes well). Of course, once she's done, she faces a mountain of student debt and a jobless world. She can’t help but to write about class issues, women’s rights, workers’ rights, parenting, and education, as well as the politics behind ongoing changes in communication and technology.