by Bridget Luff November 23, 2016 2 BY BRIDGET LUFF HOLY FIRE From Girl To Woman: Shy, Shielded & Small To Dancing Wild Warrioress So I built a really big shield. A shield of shy. A shield of aloof. A shield of not speaking my feelings, my words, my truth. Because the things I saw and felt and heard were were not what a young girl was meant to think and feel and hear.