Rose Reflects On How Far She's Come

“What would my past self think about my present self? I think about that a lot. It's hard to answer that question. I grew up in foster care, so I think my past self would be pretty proud of my present self. I've gotten really good about not letting other people's opinions influence how I feel about myself. I've gotten really good at taking care of myself — whether that's through expressive arts or staying away from certain kinds of voices or opinions. It's hard.

“I'd name my autobiography A Song That Came from Pain But a Song That is Not Pain.”

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