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The Journey To Awareness of an African Girl-Child

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dc.contributor.author Nguru, Joy N.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-16T09:35:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-16T09:35:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Nguru, Joy N. (2018) "The Journey To Awareness of an African Girl-Child," Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship: Vol. 2 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. Available at: https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/access/vol2/iss1/2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1035
dc.description This Undergraduate Research Paper is brought to you for free and open access by the Teaching and Learning Center at UW Tacoma Digital Commons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship by an authorized editor of UW Tacoma Digital Commons. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explains my journey as an African girl-child coming into the awareness of who she is and how she perceived change in a new environment. As a young girl migrating to a different country, understanding and adjusting to a new set of rules became crucial. Social identities such as race, gender, and class became things that I was opened to in a new land. I had to be a fast learner or I would be left behind. Kenya being my origin, I became accustomed to many things, so when I moved to a new country my perspective shifted. How I once viewed the world is not how I view it currently. I allowed this journey to happen. It can be painful for some, but it made me stronger. Through self-analysis and reflection, this article explores how an individual’s social identities and self-awareness are influenced by the world around them and the people they interact with. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject social identity en_US
dc.subject diaspora Africans en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject class en_US
dc.subject intersectionality en_US
dc.title The Journey To Awareness of an African Girl-Child en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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