“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
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"I can't remember a time when I wasn't setting my story against hers. It was my survival from the very beginning. Adopted children are self-invented because we have to be; there is an absence, a void, a question mark at the very beginning of our lives. A crucial part of our story is gone, and violently, like a bomb in the womb."
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