Who am I? Am I just who I think I am, or is there more to my identity than that? Am I the sum total of all my experiences? Or are my thoughts, dreams, and wishes a part of who I am?
Am I simply the daughter of my parents? The sister of my siblings? A student of my teachers?
Am I the girl who was abused by my Mother, my preacher, my rapist?
Am I the woman who gave birth to my children?
Am I the counselor who tried to reach through your disease to give you a hand towards sobriety?
Am I the woman who has worked for equality for everyone in the face of violence and hatred?
I am all of these and more. It is the sum total of every experience, every thought and desire, every pain and frustration that made me…ME.