“I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”
I listen to stories and I read statistics and it seems like there are so many trauma survivors; but I go outside and interact with strangers and watch how people treat each other and it seems like I am alone in this.