Learning Not To Downplay Myself Is My Most Important Inside Job

I love to sing “I woke up like this” with Beyoncé, but trying to blend in used to be my mantra

I love taking pictures — it helps me see my self-worth.

But what does 24/7 politeness do to the giver? It makes them blend into the walls.

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.