She told me not to do it. It was too hard. She even said, "There's always one who doesn't listen." "And, they pay because of it." Stubborn, proud, rebellious,... I am all of them. Unassuming, smart, clever,... I am all of them, too. "Just watch me." In my full-length skirt, and pulled back hair, I stood. I stared at the crowd. I smiled at the teacher. With all eyes on me, and a volcanic pressure under my skin, I did it. I proved her wrong. I recited my monologue with a British accent.