"Don't let someone tell you aren't smart enough because you can't do calculus. Tell them that you are creative, and that's far more valuable. If they bug you too much, just tell them to go calculate something while you CREATE something."
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better. ~ and when you got pictures to go with the story, well, it just makes it their behavior all the more horrid.