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Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”

There’s a phrase I hear quite a lot in the chronic illness community. This proclamation, for many, is one that summons strength, brings comfort, and conjures an inner resilience. And while I understand why this statement cultivates courage in the face of chronic illness, I do not believe these words are true for every individual. … Continue reading Why I Don’t Identify with the Phrase, “My Chronic Illness Doesn’t Define Me.”