where i come from, what has shaped me,
what i love
do not make me who i am, but tell a story that would take me forever to tell
I know we are who we are. Period. Regardless of anything. I am as apolitical as they come, and in that vein will say that I think we are equal in who we are — no matter what we do, where we come from, what we look like. That said, our circumstances, heritages, and surroundings shape us into what we become, not who we are, and that is where my birthplace comes in.