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Aggression Isn’t the Answer, but It’s My Response

He taught me too well

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If you fold, you lose.

I can’t swim too well, but I learned to stay afloat in my household because I had to. People think that telling me how strong I am is a compliment. They don’t understand that I didn’t choose this. We don’t get to pick the families we’re born into: with the light of legal adulthood at the end of…




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