My dad has always been strong-willed — he taught me how to fight for myself. When I was 7, I was picked on at school and went home crying non-stop. The next day, my dad told my bully to stop picking on me. He also told me that he cannot protect me forever. I have to know how and when to fight for myself. People kept telling my parents that I should have been born a boy; I used to act like one. I grew up strong and driven – thanks to him. I may be his first born, and he tells his friends I am the most determined among all his children. But deep down, I know he will always see me as his little girl.
Happy Father’s Day!