You don’t need to be vegetarian or vegan to be buddhist. I am not.
You don’t need to be able to handle cold well or have any knowledge about reindeers to be sámi. I don’t.
You don’t need to be eccentric to be a painter. I am not.
You don’t need to be good at maths or into technology to be autistic. I am not.
You don’t need to have “everything in order” before becoming a parent. I don’t.
You don’t need to be scared to call yourself disabled if you have a chronic illness which limits you. It’s not a bad word, it’s just an explanation of your lived reality.
I am all these things and labels, but just mostly myself.❤