Space to be my true self

Amanda Nelson.

Growing up in a different country, I always felt the need to mold myself into what was more accepted so I could feel like I belonged here in the US. I often erased parts of my identity to fit in with what was considered to be the norm. Little did I realize, I was hiding some of my favorite parts of myself and my culture! True belonging is when you can show up as your fully authentic and imperfect self. It’s what makes us interesting and helps us learn to understand one another! Embrace who you are!

 

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