It’s not just that I was afraid to share my opinions, It was more like I didn’t have any opinions at all. My identity had simply dissolved. That inner voice that normally told me who I was and what I thought, had gone silent.
Articles tagged "validation"
The worst, most enduring bullying I ever experienced was not inflicted by my classmates at all, but by myself.
You take a deep breath and strike the (literal or proverbial) “Publish” button. Your work is now live. It’s public. You’re public. You’re a public person. That’s when the panic hits.