Some of the stories in these pages are autobiographical, some are fantastical. Some are funny, some are sad. But what they all have in common is triumph. Triumph over bullies, triumph over naysayers, triumph over self-doubt. These kinds of stories are important for people of all ages; they remind us that we are better than we often think. That we can achieve amazing and wonderful things and we can do so by being ourselves and being proud of who we are.