Exams are an opportunity to teach correctly the meaning of winning and losing, of strong and weak. Students soak up heaping helpings of successes and setbacks. Take in now what it means to win, what it means to lose.
We were looked down on, but we never stopped looking up, even when the height made us feel dizzy, or insignificant, or scared the crap out of us. We learned how to climb by taking it one rung at a time.
Is it okay for a girl to be this strong? I still worry that someone may ask that, as though I'm not human. In my fear, I was suppressing my strength. But not anymore. Leave this to me. I will protect everyone.