Stand for something.
I wished to be a model. A role model. Yes, I hoped to be considered attractive, but I knew not to lean on being pretty or cute.
Standing before you, standing for something, my purpose is to inspire. Even as I fumble with my words, my ways, the goal of communicating to the soul drives me. I have been called intense. I am considered, at times, irritating. But that’s because I ruffle something so we all think about it. And when there is an “aha” moment, my heart sings.
Model. Role Model.