The Journey To Awareness of an African Girl-Child
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.
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