I am my most poignant and aggressively intelligent when I am writing. It can be a thesis paper, a research study, a graphic novel, or a short story, but I feel fiery and fiercely beautiful when I write. It allows me to gather my thoughts, and lay them out in a way that makes the most sense to me, but also allows me to teach, and take people on a journey with me. Small phrases and anecdotes from my life find their way into my writing, and I often feel very shy about it, and wonder if people can see through the writing and to me. I feel shielded by my writing, like armour.