Personal Narrative: My Identity

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From words written and spoken over twenty years before my birth, I am able to look back at myself, to take a peek at an imaginary mirror and evaluate not only who I am on the outside and inside, but who I choose to present myself as. From great minds such as Gloria Steinem, James Baldwin, Brent Staples, Amy Tan and Frederick Douglass, their personal accounts of external struggles and internal warfare unleashes the untapped truth, one that flows unrelentingly, that becomes an almost microscopic lens that in even later years still bring to the surface an underlying seed. And as I stare at my reflection, watching as the seed within myself grows from an ordinary root to a sapling, a trail of thoughts elude me: What actually is our identity? In
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