I am equal parts Hoosier Girl and Southern Girl, and now California too. But I keep most of these Southern traditions alive in my heart. Let's change them from Southern Traditions to American Traditions!
Just because you aren't given the credit and haven't been recognised for your work doesn't mean you have to give up or stop. You don't always need credit, other people do not always have to know what you are capable of doing as long as you do.