(like me)

Do you, as an immigrant, ever feel the need to let people know that you're not here illegally?

Or that you belong because (like me) you have abandoned a piece of your home, your culture, your language and/or identity (this is not an all-inclusive list) in order to live? to be safe? to move on?

Have you ever repressed your soul, stranger, for the benefit of others (and to get rid of unfounded shame) in order to survive? to have a better life? (to live?) or are you normal?