She hides you see?
Not because she wants to, but simply because that's what she's learned is the safest thing to do when she doesn't feel safe.
Few people realize the trust and faith she must feel for her to show her true self at all. So shy and fragile are her hopes and dreams...and too many times has she been ignored and abandoned. Hiding her true self isn't rooted in embarrassment. It's routed in self-preservation. It's intentional. It's protective.
When emotions start rolling in her mind and fear allows the darkness to consume her, the little girl hides away and the strong, stoic woman protects her with reality and logic.
Fiercely she will protect that little heart, for it is the light of her very soul.