You own your life


Words for those who write about their lives (both adoptees and others) and are met with disapproval and even hostility for doing so:


“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life


And I personally add that any person who take offence on behalf of those people, must be considered one of them.

Though I was unaware of the above quote at the time of writing, my blog post A Word Of Support from almost a year ago may well be considered directly related to this one.



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