Personal Narrative: My Genogram Project

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At some point in our life we must ask the question “Who am I”. I have always taken pride in my skin color, heritage, and culture. I have never found myself idealizing another group or felt that another group was superior now I know that through the view of society I am in the minority group. I also realize that within my own culture there is a minority and majority group and always strived to be among the majority by carefully picking my surrounding and making sound decisions but also recognizing that reaching out to other groups. Adapting to society aspects and their identity, when in certain situations I realize could become more beneficial to my goals. My genogram project was an interesting journey through my family history it provided me with information that influenced the dynamics, answers and situations I have noticed and observed throughout my life. My mother comes from a family of twelve siblings where she was the second…show more content…
We were raised in a multicultural environment with my parents but end up moving into a predominantly black neighborhood with my aunt. I realize the school, activities and family life was completely different from when my mother was alive. Although we enjoyed visiting my cousins because they had so many liberties, we soon became to understand that this was not a privilege but a hindrance. During this time is when I experienced resistance and immersion stage where I have embraced my culture and rejects the majority culture. I felt guilt about accepting other cultures and feeling as though I had contributed to the oppression of my own culture, which resulted in anger and distrust for the majority group. Even though I was full of wisdom from my parents about my own culture and heritage seeing how others in my culture were, being treated and lived began to form a stronger connection to my group

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