n. pl. e·ti·ol·o·gies also ae·ti·ol·o·gies1.
a. The study of causes or origins. b. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.
2. a. Assignment of a cause, an origin, or a reason for something. b. The cause or origin of a disease or
disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.
We are our stories, stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison; we make stories to save ourselves or to trap ourselves or others, stories that lift us up or smash us against the stone wall of our own limits and fears. Liberation is always in part a storytelling process: breaking stories, breaking silences, making new stories. A free person tells her own story. A valued person lives in a society in which her story has a place." -Rebecca Solnit