Simone butler Confrontation is not my strong . As a , speaking up meant harsh condemnation. In conflicts with Dad, I always lost. So, I learned to pick my battles. I’d remain mute at family gatherings when Grandpa embarked on a bigoted tirade, or my cousins mocked astrology. What was the point in taking them on? They’d never come around to my point of view. Instead, I decided to surrou…