Mary Louise Pratt's essay, "Arts of the Contact Zone" describes contact zone as, "social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other." As a woman who has moved all her life, I have been involved in many foreign and domestic "contact zones".
Add at least 2 more sentences to this first paragraph. Tell the reader about some interesting insight from considering your own memory of an experience with a contact zone...considering it after
reading Pratt's essay. Let the reader know what kind of experience you will be describing, Pratt said about that sort of contact zone, and what you think about it all.
After that, go on to the body paragraphs.
Hey, I see that what you have written of this is very good!! You have unfinished stuff, though, like: This was important because it taught
Just strengthen that first paragraph and tie up loose ends! :)