Again I'm using NaNoWriMo's "Camp" as an excuse to edit and older piece (actually last year's NaNo novel). Editing is much harder than writing, particularly editing a kamikaze piece of NaNoWriMo crap that you only took half-seriously.
The best way I can describe my MC is "intellectual redneck." That's probably more than anyone needs to know (and I cringed mightily writing the phrase "intellectual redneck"), but hey, I grew up in a family of smart people with very little formal education, and I guess I wanted to represent that? More importantly, I just wanted to write a female character who wasn't tethered to her own victimization.