I created 'Statements of Self' to represent my experience of illness and disability. They are often reactions to a negative stereotype or reductive representation about illness and disability that I have encountered. I encounter these in pop culture, the media, medical culture, history of medicine or from the people in my life. They often don’t come from a malicious place but rather a lack of education of the nuanced experiences of illness and disability, to which I can only speak on my own experience and use my platform to signpost to or highlight the experiences of others where I can. My statements of self aim to counteract the effect these reductive tropes of had on my fragmented sense of self.