Boundlessness
Talia Malekan 

 

What makes an illness story good is the act of witness that says, implicitly or explicitly, "I will tell you not what you want to hear but what I know to be true because I have lived it. This truth will trouble you, but in the end, you cannot be free without it,  because you know it already; your body knows it already. ...becoming a witness makes the coherence of memory [a] responsibility. Memory is a responsibility because as it is told it becomes witness and reaches beyond the individual into the consciousness of the community."

—Arthur Frank, The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness and Ethics