Studying the STEM fields has helped me to be myself and not be ashamed of it. I used to be very shy and afraid of drawing attention to myself by being different. But STEM has taught me that it's okay to be different and that I can express my feelings and opinions using science, technology, engineering and maths. It has brought me out of my shell, taught me to better relate to others, and make new friends. The confidence I have found through STEM has made me more assertive and independent in all other school subjects, including music, which is also a passion. STEM has brought out the best in me.