Still one of my favorite Otep songs. God, that woman can get a message across. This song seriously gave me that power within myself to have the courage to say “fuck you.” To stand up for myself, to throw away the poison in my life. To not be afraid, to get up and keep going, that perseverance will get me somewhere if I keep on trying. To not dwell on my scars, the past, and to wear them proudly like a soldier, and keep going. Fuck everyone else, and be you.
This song means a lot to me. It reminds me of the person I used to be, the girl who was afraid of her own shadow and didn’t interact with the world. I always gave into being bullied all throughout middle school, and into high school. My lovely boyfriend was the one who scooped me up, and showed me the world, and how to stand up for what’s right, and myself. I’m forever grateful.