My Cultural Identity Examples

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Every individual has a different cultural identity; our cultural identities are often formed through our experiences. “Who are you?” is a question often asked at the beginning of the semester by multiple professors and I never know how to answer. A majority of the time I respond by talking about the surface elements, like where I am from, my age, my major, and how I enjoy spending my free time. Whenever I am asked this question or something similar to it, I never think to answer with the deep culture elements, such as my beliefs, my values, and my role in my family. Discussing the deep culture elements in my life is very personal because while it has shaped me to be the person I am today, they were formed through what I have experienced and those who have influenced me. On March 28, I was born in St. Louis to two loving parents, Margie and Tom, and one older sister, Emily. My family’s dynamic changed from being a family of three to a family of four. My mom was a teacher before she had my sister, but decided to stay at home with my sister and I. My dad worked during the day and took night…show more content…
I grew up in a middle-class family, where my parents were able to provide for my sister and I. However, they also taught us how to properly handle money and create budgets. The stereotype of college students is that they are broke and I (sort of) break that stereotype. Before I left home, my mom and dad sat me down, went over how much school was going to cost, showed me how to get a loan, and helped me come up with a budget. While I do have some student debt, I have saved a majority of the money I have earned through working during the summers and subbing due to my budgeting skills! My parents taught me to be very careful with money and to always think about what I am spending it on. Thanks to my parents, I am prepared for my future when I am teaching and not making as much money as
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