As a kid, I was beaten up and bullied after my family moved. As a tiny little tomboy, I was certainly able to defend myself physically but much too shy to actually follow through and protect myself. So I became severely introverted and at one point physically ill. I was an abnormally tiny, self-conscious underdog who struggled with confidence.
Now I want to be a voice for the underdog, and as not just as a firefighter, but now as a fire captain (I get paid to boss the boys around lol) I want to show kids (and adults) that there is NO SUCH THING AS CAN’T.