Mothers. Interesting creatures, aren’t they? On the whole, loveable ones. But in my case it’s the opposite. I was cursed, from birth, with a toxic mother who poisoned my life. It is through painful reflection – and the unconditional pure love of my new maw – that I have come to accept this reality. Family isn’t everything; love is. I guess my message to the world is this: you will survive. I will survive. We will all survive.