I am not what happened to me, what disease I may have, or what you think I should be. Those experiences all have a role to play in who I am, but they are not the only things involved. All of my experiences helped me to become who I am, not just a few of them. I will not be defined by anything that someone randomly plucks from my past. I am who I am, and I am defined by me, and no one and nothing else.