My Cultural Identity Essay

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How can my cultural identity be described? Honestly, I don’t really know, but I have been thinking about it ever since we learned about it in English last week. I don’t really want to limit myself to what I should be seen as, because culture is dynamic. I don’t want everyone to remember me by how I was in the past, but by how I am today. People can change, and I know this because I am one of those people. I used to be shy around everyone who wasn’t my family in the past, but now I am only shy around those I don’t really know. My cultural identity is best described by the activities I participate in, like celebrating July 4, going to Chinese school, drawing, and writing. These are the things that I would rather be seen doing than how I look physically and how I act, since, to me, those elements don’t really describe me fully, unlike the activities that I participate in. One element of my cultural identity can be shown through me speaking Chinese, participating in Chinese New Year, and going to Chinese school. I am not really close with my parents or my grandparents. However, I am close to my cousin from my mom’s side and her mom. That is probably because I was raised by them, not my parents. Although I am not really close to my parents, I still do the things they tell me to do since I am grateful that I was born into this world and have a place to live with food to eat. When they ask me to translate, I have to speak Chinese to them. However, I don’t really know how, so they

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