Personal Narrative: My Individual Cultural Identity

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Based on the way I look, people assume that I’m biracial. As far as the way I talk, so many people have told me that I “talk white.” I don’t really understand why people choose to judge without knowing why I am who I am. “Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person's self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture.” My individual cultural identity has shaped me to be, me. Education, my mother and music are the most influential things that helped me develop my cultural identity.

The first element of my culture is education. Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Education is not only a law in the United States it’s also an important aspect to my culture. My education is a part of my life that I am extremely grateful for. It has taught me background on my race and my rights for that, I’m thankful. Without my education I would not be aware of anything that may have happened in the past nor the predicts of the future. For example, my social studies class has taught me that I
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Music has been a significant impact on my culture. I love listening to music when I’m upset about something or I need some inspiration. Over the years that I’ve been using music to challenge my imagination, I have learned so many things. In my opinion the words of a song along with the beat are the best parts. “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change” The song “ Man in the Mirror “ by Michael Jackson has motivated me to believe in change but someone has to step up and be the leader. This song taught me a valuable life lesson, it also taught me to help people which is what I want to do as my career. This is how music has influenced my

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