Personal Narrative: Being Born With A Persian Background

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Being born and raised in Canada is considered a privilege. However, being born with a Persian background can also have its faults. My brother and I were both born and raised in Calgary and we share the same parents. Unfortunately, we had different experiences growing up. He is light skinned, tall and slim, and I am the complete opposite with olive skin, average height and on more of a heavier side. We both went to the same elementary school where he was popular and I was the girl who was usually picked last. Being so young I could hardly understand why this was the case. I was polite, well-spoken and shared the same interests of those in my grade. Somehow I just couldn’t fit in. My brother has grown up to be a confidant outgoing person,

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