“Be brave, you little fighter.”

All my life I had striven to be the person I think I should be. I would act confident even when internally I’m panicking, I would want my opinions to be heard so that people would know that I do have them, and I would work hard to be the best. But even in my sincerest effort, I cannot stave off these demons that fester around my mind. These doubts that are fueled by others, these longings for their approval, and the lingering self-deprecation. … More “Be brave, you little fighter.”