Wednesday, May 4, 2011
It's Not Where Your From..It's Where Your At
Growing up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn I had the opportunity to grow up around a very diverse group of people.It was a melting pot consisting of people who came from Jamaica,Panama,Guyana,Trinidad & Tobago,Hati,Puerto Rico,Dominican Republic and a host other places. It was there I learned the difference between Koreans,Filipinos,Chinese and Japanese. Growing up around such a diverse group of people gave me he chance to learn about their cultures, traditions and customs. My Mom taught me to learn about other people's cultures. Not to pre-judge them before getting to know them. 1 of the unfortunate things I learned was prejudice.You can have the same skin color as a group of people and still have them not like you because of your cultural differences. They see the differences instead of looking at the common threads that bind us all together. We share the same struggles and concerns despite coming from different places. Some of us even share the same skin color and yet we don't like one another because of the part of the world we were born in.None of us can help where we were born, we just make the best of the hand we were dealt. We tend to not like someone because of where they were born and their cultural differences. Instead we should get to know the person. Learn about their culture and learn how they grew up and you will see more similarities than differences. Let's dispel those myths that women can't come together. Let's even dispel those myths that despite our cultures,generations of prejudice we can come together and bond.
With the She-ro Project we plan to bring women together who were born in different countries,different backgrounds and ages. Let's come together to grow and learn about the ties that bind us together.