Reflective Essay About Identity

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As I look through all of the different aspects of identity, I find it hard to talk about them because I feel like I am not that special. All of the aspects of my identity seem normal. I consider myself a female who is not particularly religious. I am the youngest of four kids and I was born in an average middle-class neighborhood. However, one of the most important aspects in my life is diversity and embracing everybody's differences. Being born in America but raised by Japanese parents made me see the world in two different perspectives since I was born. This is probably one of the reasons why I am so interested in diversity. I also lived in a place and attended school where there were a lot of diversity. I remember in my elementary school, every year we celebrated multicultural day which was when students share their culture through a fashion show, bringing in food, having stands and making power points…show more content…
In fact, there is no normal. Everybody is different in their own way and has a different story to tell. This allowed me to think that it does not matter what you are. It does not matter what race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexuality, or anything that you are. Everybody deserves to have that education. That is why I think teaching is important because it helps bring the doors of opportunity to everyone because I truly believe that everyone has something to share for the world. Because of the diversity I experienced in my life, it made me believe that diversity is important. However, I don't believe that everything I think and assume are correct. That is why I want to work in an ESL/ELL classroom. I want to teach the students English and other concepts, but I also want to learn from them and see different perspectives in all different cultures around the world because I really do believe that everybody is a teacher and a student. We learn from each other despite any

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