As someone who is studying psychology, and later in life will be requesting others to be shameless, vulnerable, and open with me, I decided to test my own will to fulfill these needs. I want the ability to speak from the other side, to be fully knowledgeable about how it feels to be the "client" -- someone who will come to me and genuinely share their lives. I've decided to explore the topic of birth defects, something that personally affects me. My fingers and toes have been deformed since birth. I don't know why, I don't know how, but it would be interesting to find out or to have some sort of guidance in this topic. This is particularly important to me because I know I'm not the only one. I am intrigued by others who also have birth defects; how they feel, how they live their daily lives, how people act around them, how they're similar/different to me. And this is something about myself I know I can't change, another aspect that has always interested me. It's not something that I am ashamed of, at least not anymore. But it is something that I have so many questions that have been left unanswered.
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