Ethnicity:Japanese, Creek, Cree, Cherokee, English, Danish
Born in: San Diego, CA
Parents born in: Mother - US/ Father - Japan
Some characteristics or experiences that have caused me to see things differently than the majority of people in the US are that in January 1997, I, am an American-born female who became a Muslim. Becoming Muslim has not only been an experience, it has become a way of life for me. Since, Islam is so badly publicized as a religion which oppresses women into slaves for the mend and the men as crazy terrorists, I have made it my duty to educate people. In Islam, women have always had rights which were given to us unlike in America where women had to fight for them and are still fighting to be equal. However, I cannot account for cultures that are of Islamic faith and oppress their women. This, according to the Quºran, is not Islam.
..... In my k-12 school experiences I felt very important when I received citizen of the month in all my classes from k-3. This experience made me feel good about myself and improved my classroom abilities. The teacher's role in my experience was that they were the ones who saw that I stood out as a good person and hard worker and choose the recognize me.