Lidia Yuknavitch: The Lenny Interview
"If there's one phrase that I should probably tattoo on my forehead it is this: 'I'm not the story you made of me.' The more people I can convince to hold that mantra, the more I'll have been of good use in my life. We don't have to accept the stories we inherit, the ones that tell us who we're supposed to be. We can stand up and say no at any point, even if we've been saying yes our entire lives. It's never too late. We can always reject the story placed on top of us, and we can always revise and destroy one story and restore another. It's a never-ending possibility."