Queen Latifah's Idea Of Identity In Born As You Are

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Born As You Are When your life began, you received your unique identity. The economist B. R. Ambedkar stated, “Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives…. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.” The quote supports the idea that at conception identity begins. From the assumptions lectured in Remix (2010), “Identity is what we’re born with,” models the most accurate idea of identity formation (p.5). This idea about identity summarizes that the DNA fusion of gametes initiates identity; verifying the ineffectiveness of current trends or life altering choices to individuality. The two works in Remix,…show more content…
However, instead of her identity based upon where she was born, it resulted from her realizing “her inner queen potential that her mother gave her” (pg.35). Through this statement, Latifah states that every person from birth contain traits of power and success; and from these traits their identity shaped their individualities(p.35). While, Sullivan (2010) in his personal narrative compares the effects of testosterone and estrogen on men and women (p.40-50). Estrogen and testosterone are chemicals that determine sex. These two chemicals produce naturally in the body, however, in some cases such as Sullivan’s not enough is produced (p.38). From fertilization inside the womb, the gametes containing estrogen and testosterone determine sex from amount of testosterone put into the cell (p.41). Andrew Sullivan describes identity as either male or female, from the application of the testosterone or estrogen in the body. The two works, both describe how “Identity is what we’re born with” but the more compelling work viewed, “The “He” Hormone”, includes personal narratives, examples, and

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