I am a woman who is about to turn 25 years old in November, and in my twenty five years of life I’ve seen things that should not be happening at all. There should be no wars, and there certainly shouldn’t be any racial or prejudice occurring. Yet this still happens.
I, like many of you reading this, am made up of several ethnicities. Native American, Abkhazian, Welsh, and Spanish from my mom. German, Scottish, Italian, and Kalash (Pakistan tribe) from my dad. On top of this, I come from different religious backgrounds. My dad is a Christian who is from a long descendent line of Jewish and Animism ancestors. My mom believes in a God, and practices the ways of her Druid and Native American ways. This shaped me in ways that would make others question my upbringing.
Even though I am all of those ethnicities and come from different religious lines, I am who I am.
I am a human being who will live to her 80’s, who is made up of different ethnicities/nationalities, who believes in God but belongs to no religion. I am a human being who is proud of where I come from despite what is happening at the moment. I refuse to separate myself from my cultures just to please anyone, because despite what is occurring at the moment, I am proud of cultures I hail from. Although I was born in the United States, I claim my nationality is Universal. I belong to the Universe. For my heart belongs to each country that my ancestors come from. My religion is peace, for I believe in love, peace, and utopian.