I have been asked so many times to explain to friends why my daughter chooses to play the role of victim, survivor, heroine. She was never a victim, but chose and still chooses to victimize members of her own family. She is a survivor. I am a survivor. We are all survivors. Heroine? I suppose that if we all indulged our fantasies we could actually believe our own spin. A wise doctor once told me “People tell themselves little stories so that they can live with themselves.” And that is my answer.