I'm Sylvia from Southeast Texas. I am a lifelong atheist, and like I read in someone else's recent post, I have never thought to look online for atheist forums. I am so used to just keeping my thoughts to myself as I have always done here in this part of the country. I never knew an atheist outside my own family until I went to college when my kids were small. Recently I was invited to join a local Freethinker's group via Facebook. It's been refreshing to meet some of those people in person and to be able to feel free to express myself. I look forward to getting to know a lot of the folks here.