Fighting the odds
On a German writing site that I was on for several months, I earned the reputation by some of the people of being like Don Quixote because the saw me tackling the site's favorites on a regular basis even if I knew I was fighting a losing battle.
I never saw myself as that way; I felt the need to fight inequality and if that meant I stood alone against greater odds than so be it; I did win some small battles and gained friends even if the mighty won the war.
Other people have said that in my writing the can read a likeness to the typical Byronic hero en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byronic_hero. Again, this could be true.