I want to tell those I love
Call me Ivy. That’s the right name.
Stop calling me the name I have now
I promise I won’t change names on you again
But I am Ivy. I am not her. That name… It embodies my problems, my fear, lacking courage, lacking control…
I am Ivy, I am not her
I am stronger than my problems, I am not my problems
I am okay and work with my limitations, I am not defined or destroyed by my limitations.
I am resilient, I am not forever ground down because of my past
I. Am. Not. Her. I don’t want this name attached to me anymore. It wrong.
I am Ivy.
And I wish I felt like I could just tell you this.