She is regal.

She is strong.

She is forceful.

She is resilient.

She is cocky.

She is restless.

She is insecure.

She is scared.

She is weak.

She is fearful.

She wraps her tender spots in armour.

So that none can perceive the petrified little girl hidden within.

She has perfected her disguise.

She stands tall.

All we see is a strong, sure-footed woman.