Humans of HKIS: Kate & Ritikaa
Ritikaa: My whole entire—everything I did—was depending on what other people would think about me.
Kate: All of freshman year, I was so worried about what everyone else thought of me. I didn’t allow myself to have fun anymore.
Now that you’ve learned to accept yourself, how’s life going?
Ritikaa: I love myself!
Kate: No, it’s so much better, like as soon as you stop worrying about what everyone else thinks, it’s a weight lifted off your shoulders and I feel like I can run around this school and people would judge me so hard, but whatever. That’s their problem if they’re judging.
Kate & Ritikaa, Class of 2022