But I will always remember her work and how much it opened my eyes, painfully so.
I write with the clarity I have today because of how much she enlightened me with her work when I was much younger.
It hurt a lot, including one adapted film in particular that scarred me, traumatized me when I was way too young to understand.
The pain helped me grow, and helped shaped my values today, and so I wouldn't take it back, not for anything--
Of unyielding principle.