what would you say is the most important thing about yourself?
I would start with the fact that I can’t breathe.
Then, I would say that I am afraid, because I am standing in this doorway while this THING lurks on the edge, prowling and waiting for me to let go, and I am not safe, I am not safe.
Then, I am a hero, I am someone who saves children. I protect people, I save people, I fight monsters. I am fighting a monster.