The Need for Expansion

This blog is overdue for a lupie confessional, so here’s a peep into my most recent stumble into a lupus mental trap:

Last night, I changed my twitter handle from the name of this blog (@_face_forward) to @ElenaAnciro because living with lupus is just part of my story. I was in need of that reminder, of the room to expand beyond the deficiencies in my blood, the ever present defiance of my body. I’m proudly shaped by it, but I struggle not to be defined by it… especially last night, for no particular reason at all. Because that’s what happens when you have a chronic illness, it makes you question who you are, or more so, who you could’ve been without it. It’s a silly social media switch up, but it makes me feel less compact. The name change is a statement: There’s more to me than that.

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