Once upon a time, I didn’t share my real identity because I worried people I knew in real life would find my account. However, after that backfired, it taught me a crucial lesson: I could never allow anyone to dim my light.
As I got older, the feelings of shame turned into anger. I was angry because I had allowed people to take away one of my biggest prides and joy. They had made me feel little, and I had responded by further minimizing myself.