Accepting we all have multiple identities can be liberating! We are never just one thing- and that's the beauty of life and people. Our multiple identitites and diversities mean that there's probably more we can connect on.
That's why it's great to celebrate who you are... and just be authentically you. When you are, you'll fit in anywhere- even when everyone around you appears 'different'.
Yes it is something i find, also adding to that i find it hard within that from a Muslim/cultural/Pakistani woman identity how i should be as a mother/sister/daughter/wife. I feel there are multiple layers that feel overwhelming.
it was a long journey and i had to work on me and how i perceive my role as a woman and as Muslim woman, which allowed me to feel free and grounded. for example, i feel that the day i 'found myself' and had an understanding of who i was and what my expectations are for me and people in my circle - i realised it was simple, i wanted love, respect, kindness, and not everyone can offer this, but that's okay, as i have created my own world and surrounded myself with my people (from various backgrounds cultures faith ) who respect each other. this is means whatever my identity is - its cool - i celebrate diversity and what connects us is humanity and similar moral standing!
OMG! i know what you mean. i've always struggled with this myself. i think i am coping better now, but growing was tough. puberty itself is stressful and identity; we have an added layer of being 'western' but not 'eastern' either. kind of a limbo stage maybe. i think i am at that point where i have decide 'this is me' deal with it! i'm my own identity and i don't feel i need to fit in a box/set of ideologies.
i hope this was helpful
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