Jul 24, 2018 #1
advice/corrections on grammar, sentence flow, content,etc. will be deeply appreciated!
In what ways have your background, experiences, and values contributed to your identity?(max. 150 words)
I am the product of my environment. I'm quite literally the product of my parents but I am also a product of me. I am a bisexual hearing impaired first-generation Tibetan-American feminist. I've grown up in a household that firmly believes in the American dream- come to this country and work hard- as my parents are living examples. They grew up as Tibetan refugees in India after their parents fled the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party in Tibet. The overcoming of their hardships in a new country has always inspired me to persevere through challenges. In addition, my identity is also credited towards women in STEM. Throughout high school, I've worked in a lab studying hearing loss. My time there has allowed me to unabashedly embrace my deafness as it redefined who I am. My background, beliefs, and experiences have allowed me to become the person I am today.