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How Being a Gifted Child Destroyed My Mental Health

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Once upon a time, I was smart. Everyone from my teachers to Pizza Hut put me on a pedestal. When the path to praise shifted, I learned that early success is nearly impossible to sustain long-term.

Elementary School

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Nia Simone McLeod

Nia Simone McLeod

Freelance writer covering pop culture, creativity, race + other fun stuff | she/her | Subscribe to my newsletter: https://ohwrite.substack.com/welcome