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Diversity

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I am me. I don’t need a label. I don’t need an identity from any person, government, or community. I don’t need stereotyped so that one can be more comfortable in approaching me. I am simply me. You see, I’ve struggled most my life with trying to fit in. Growing up in Singapore I went to a Chinese school where I looked more like the White girl. When I moved to Ohio, I went to a predominantly Caucasian school where I then became the Asian girl. Here I was, White and Asian, without fitting into White and Asian. Here I was, with my own, not being one of them. Here I was, being able to be “like” them without them being able to understand me. It’s not anyones fault and there’s nothing wrong with it. I’m just different. Being multiethnic made me feel like I did’t fit in for the longest…