Personal Statement : Cultural Identity

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What is my cultural identity? I had to do some research to figure out exactly what “Cultural Identity” meant. I looked at several essays and websites that explained what cultural identity means. I learned that cultural identity is how you feel when belonging to a group. It is how you perceive yourself and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, or any kind of social group that has its own culture. I decided to focus on the three things that culturally identified me. Those three things are my religious beliefs, my passion for soccer, and my self-values.
My religion is very important to me; I would not be the person I am today if I didn’t have God to turn to. My parents were raised in different religious cultures. My mom was raised Jewish and my dad was raised Calvary Holiness Baptist. When I was a little girl, we attended the Fitzgerald Synagogue and the Calvary Holiness Baptist church. We would go to Synagogue for the Jewish holidays. We would participate in many of the Jewish rituals such as the lighting of the candles on the menorah for Hanukkah, reading the book of prayers from the back to the front, and saying the blessing over the bread. When I would spend the night with my Nana she would take me to New Corinth Holiness Baptist Church. When I was about 4 years old, our family started attending First Baptist Church in Tifton. A few years later, while I was attending vacation bible school at First Baptist Church, I asked Jesus to come
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