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Navigating different cultures and Fitting In by JK, Age: 19

I have struggled with fitting in with people around me, due to my parents cultural mindset. That has left me feeling different and confused about what to do, and what I was allowed to do.

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

#JK Story – I have struggled with fitting in with people around me, due to my parents cultural mindset. That has left me feeling different and confused about what to do, and what I was allowed to do.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

There wasn’t really much support I could get on this, I had learned to compromise and more so just go with what was happening.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

I am almost done with high school, and planning to go abroad for College this fall.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

It’s hard being in between two different cultures and fitting in, one from where your parents have grown up in and have the mindset of. And the other where you, grow up and are surrounded in. It feels as if at times you have to have multiple different personalities for people to be happy and for you to maintain relationships.