“You’re an odd duck”
More accurate words have never been spoken about Rebecca L. Oaks, aka Lady Cygnet. Her choice of the nickname came from her love of Hans Christian Andersen’s story, “The Ugly Duckling.” While she’s never seen herself as a swan among ducks, she has seen herself as strange and different from the people around her (and for a long time, very, very ugly).
While she’s never considered herself aesthetically gifted, Rebecca does consider herself intellectually gifted, especially after being evaluated and found to be in the genius range for IQ. Rebecca was also evaluated for Autism as an adult and found to be on the Autism spectrum. While she is quite proficient in some areas, there are quite a few others where she is not, and she’s one of the first to admit to those deficiencies.