Her eyes were full of hidden tears.
Tears of pain. Never fitting in. Never being enough. Silent screams of needing love but never asking.
Afraid of being abandoned.
Ashamed of who she was.
Embarrassed by what she had become.
Over time with repeated insults, criticism and ridicule the self-hatred grew from a flame to an explosion.
Of course their words were believable!
People she loved and respected would never lie!
Self-hatred led her to self-harm.
It was just a matter of time.