Self Reflection Paper

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I am a strong independent Sikh woman and I am raised by two amazing parents that taught me everything about my gender. Without a doubt they raised me the old school way especially with the Indian background but I am proud of who I am. Although I have found my gender there is a little twist to my preferences than other people. The gender role I was given at birth was female therefore I grew up playing with dolls and loving the color pink. Since I was young my mom played an important part in my life because like most kids I grew up wanting to become my mom even if she does work a pink collar job. Living in a family filled with men I was never interested in playing with cars and Legos because in the back of my mind I knew that was not very lady…show more content…
Being in a healthy relationship is was I currently have and hope that it remains the same way because he accepts me for who I am and does not ask me to change my ways. I enjoy going to the gym and lifting weights rather than doing less masculine workouts. Growing up I did not have much support in forming my gender but mostly being told what I should do. Now it is different because it has to do with me being older and my parents have changed their point of view for the better and adjusted their norms based on the current generation. In a way everyone is prejudice towards somethings. This applies to me when it comes towards choosing clothing. I do not like showing any skin because in my culture it is a sign of disrespect towards one’s body. As witnessing everyone around me dress appropriately it has influenced me to dress in a proper manner. Intersectionality effects my because of how other people treated in school. Reading an article called Intersection I learned that “At the societal level, intersectional analysis seeks to reveal the ways systems of power are used to develop and maintain privileges for some groups and deprivations for others.” (Thornton Dill 1) Which proves not only me but other people have been deprived of fair…show more content…
Who knows if in the future that could change with all these new regulations coming out and sometimes change is good to have in your life. I view myself as feminist women in which helps me carry the roles of my gender. Without a doubt life is difficult even in the U.S. for a woman but I have motivation which should not affect the person I want to shape into.The type of person I truly am on the inside and with my mentality should determine how much money I should earn at my job and not based it upon how many children that I want in the future. I will go to the gym and bench fifty pound if I want to and I honestly do not care if people stare at me. Lastly if I want to pay on date then I should be able to do that as well. I am very young and many things are bound to shift in life. Although as long as my intentions are clear I will be able to live life being a strong independent

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