I am 5’ 5”, which is just one inch above average height. When I was twelve, I shot up a foot taller than the boys, and this made me overly confident that I was stronger than them. This carried on even as those same boys turned into men and grew taller than me. Every day, I fight to prove stereotypes will not hold me back. I take on roles men tell me are not for women. I strive for my passion in design and I will prove someday I should be paid more than a male in the same role.