At nine years old, I felt invincible. Hardship felt foreign. As is true for many nine-year-olds, the world felt like a safe, welcoming place.
Growing up, both as a kid and a teenager, I was aware that young people didn’t often understand. To me, they didn’t understand how to deal with real world problems; they didn’t understand what to care about or what to prioritize in their lives, and they didn’t understand how to empathize with those who needed […]