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My Mettle of Honor

My Mettle of Armor

Medal of Honor

I always thought this medal was a charming but ridiculous thing. A military-style medal for art? Creativity and conformity have always seemed like such opposing forces.

I won it when I was thirteen and kept it around for years always thinking in the back of my mind that it was a piece of art in itself. I didnít fully appreciate then how well it described me, for art was not only my avenue of expression, it also insulated and sheltered meóa safe haven that offered recognition and appreciation.