Culture and Diversity Definition
Culture is a mixture of learned values and behaviors that are shared by the same group of people who also share the same language, and or beliefs.
Diversity is the state of being different, and this includes different languages, skin color, likes, dislikes, and more differences.
Aspects of Diversity That Have Influenced My Identity.
1. The language I was born and raised in the United States so my first language is English. I have family who has migrated from Mexico so we speak both Spanish and English in my household.
2. Mother of one When I was 21 years old I had my first child after I had my son my life changes drastically. Not only did I become a single mother but, life was no longer just about me. I now see life differently.
3. Disabled uncle Growing up my Uncle lived with us. When he was about 1 the doctors realized half of his brain was not functioning so he is not able to take care of himself or be alone. so either I or my mom would take care of him to make sure he was taking his medication. I would take my Uncle on daily walks and I still take care of him till this day.
4. Catholic I grew up Catholic we all believe and put our faith in Christ. Every Sunday our religion goes to church. I was baptized and did my first communion, and confirmation It is a tradition.
Observable and Non-Observable Aspects.
A.Observable: Becoming a parent changed my life completely I was now a mother whose identity completely changed my son will and always come first. His needs and wants are now my number one priority and it is now reflected with every move that I now make. As a mother I no longer think about myself first, every choice that I make will leave me wondering how it will affect my son. At the age of two, my son was diagnosed with Asthma and almost lost his life after that terrifying night I made sure my son got the special treatment he needed even after the doctor said there was nothing wrong with my son. I never knew that I had that fight in me to do anything for a tiny human. Having my son has changed my behavior, my beliefs, and my identity.
B.Non-Observable: Becoming a Mother has changed the way I think about things in general. At first, I became vulnerable only because I had to love and care for another human being. Being a mom is by far the best feeling in the world. My son taught me how to love, and being a mom has taught to never give up on my dreams. I honestly never seen myself having children or working with children ever. After having my son I began to think maybe I can see myself helping children in the future and educate and impact the lives of many children.
I mentioned how I watch over and take care of my disabled Uncle. Of course, it was new to me. I Never Thought I would have to take care of someone with special needs who needs all of the attention he can get. It is difficult but I make sure he receives all of the special treatment that...