Identity Is Not Fixed and Is Not the Self. What Happens When We Refuse to Check the Box?

Dana Leigh Lyons
3 min readOct 20, 2022
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“People confuse their identity constructs with the Self, and then they misunderstand the construct of the Self as though it is fixed, or constant. As though I declare myself this one thing, and so I am always this one thing, and I will always be this one thing, and that is my identity, and this is who I am; this is my Self. This idea is a…