“The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds your self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.”
Yes. And, on top of that, I sometimes feel that I can’t talk about that self-doubt because it will make me look weak to those attempting to create it, shatter the perception that I’m strong enough to take it, and make the people who look to me as an example think less of me. I know this is all in my head. And yet.