United

I am scared. I am unreliable. I am not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. I am worried. I am weak. I am a bad friend, daughter, student. I am annoying. I am loud. I am known to say the wrong thing. I am all of these bad things, yet they do not hold me down. I am confident. I am well-spoken. I am trying, even if I cannot succeed. I am sarcastic. I am witty. I am intelligent. I am friendly. I am understanding. I am accepting. I am beautiful because I am not bad and I am not good. I am beautiful because I doubt myself but I do not disappear. I am beautiful because I know how to be terrible and wonderful. I am beautifully dynamic, ever-changing, yin and yang, light and dark. I am me.

 

Richmond, VA

I am a 17-year-old girl from Freeman High School.