Don’t let anyone intellectualize you out of your story. Don’t let anyone cheat you out of owning it, or doing whatever the hell you want to do with it.
Survivor is not a title. It is a way of being, a road, a fate. It’s a label I rejected for a very long time, and that I am still uncomfortable with, because I did not choose it. Survivorhood was foisted or, more accurately, forced upon me.