Express what you feel.
(A) Use the block button. (B) You’re strong enough to take a stand.
Just as you are.
Feeling unencumbered. Preparing to hibernate.
Learning to form my own views.
It’s your right, no matter what.
In algebra, I was suffering in literal silence.
An argument in favor of speaking up in class (even when it freaks you out).
How to critique offensive behavior or speech without totally losing it.
Being “thick-skinned” doesn’t mean bottling things up.
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