Column: Self love is the key to surviving personal challenges

As I sat in my chair waiting for my name to be called “T’Aja Charnay Cameron,” I held back tears that I had accumulated in four short years that felt like a lifetime. And as I walked across the stage, I felt nothing, and I barely even smiled. The day had turned into just another day of the week. That was my story in high school – this pretty girl, the popular girl, just floating and living without a purpose.