“To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be.”

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who you are

I remember who I was.
I was Korean.
My mother tongue was Korean.
My name was MyungSook.
I was the daughter of  Koreans.

They raised me as their own, someone I was not.
I was raised to live as their own and I became who I wasn’t.

They told me to be someone else.
I’ve been someone they told me to be for so long  that I am who I wasn’t.

To forget who they told me to be means to forget who I am.
I’m Quebecker.
My mother tongue is French.
My name is Kim.
I’m the daughter of Quebeckers.

To remember who I am means to remember who I am not.
I’m Korean but I’m not really Korean.
I don’t speak Korean.
Her name MyungSook sounds like Chinese to my Quebec ears.
I am the daughter of nobody.

They raised her as their own, someone she was not.
They kill her, they created me.

The dead lives…

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2 thoughts on ““To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be.”

    • Thank you so much. I hope you see this! Life has been so crazy, and I didn’t even know I had comments waiting. I do hope to write again at some point! I can’t believe how long it’s been.

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