“We are our stories; stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison; we make stories to save ourselves or to trap ourselves or others; stories that lift us up or smash us against the stone wall of our own limits and fears. Liberation is always in part a storytelling process, breaking stories, breaking silences, making new stories. A free person tells her own story. A valued person lives in a society in which her story has a place.”
– Rebecca Solnit
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