I just saw a quick readout that it was Janis Ian's birthday a few days ago. She wrote one of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs about being 'different' at a young age and not fitting in with her peers. The song 'At Seventeen' is a beautiful and aching reflection from a woman who found her own strength and endured the bullying and loneliness and went on to become a famous artist.
I just thought I'd post it after listening to the song again this morning. I'm sure a lot of people here can relate to similar experiences. It's a bit of nostalgia but let me know what you think of it.