this one seems like a bummer, but i have always had to adopt a persona, in varying degrees, to speak in public. it’s a safety net that lets me think “if they don’t like me, it’s just the facade they dislike.” every single human i know in this field does this to some extent. the people i have made the strongest bonds with have let me speak with what’s under their armor.

i have also compiled for you a guide to where i will be at pax and before!!