We often talk about identity these days, from a variety of perspectives. But the focus of my work is chronic and catastrophic conditions, so I think more about identity from that perspective. Living with a medical diagnosis can affect how others view us, as well as how we view ourselves. That includes labeling ourselves as an outsider, as less than, as damaged goods. Parents with children who are living with chronic conditions often talk to me about the hit their medication is taking on their children’s identities. Take a look at my article on identity:

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