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Telling My Story and Letting Go of the Past That's Written in My Skin

Telling My Story and Letting Go of the Past That's Written in My Skin

Growing up, the relationship I had with my body was distant because I had to detach to survive. My case of eczema was so rare that the doctors used me as an experiment. I would stare at the ceiling and count the tiles while the doctors talked about me like I wasn’t there. I would resist but ultimately go along with my parents’ wishes even though it meant giving away control.