Undergraduate Research Paper
This paper explains my journey as an African girl-child coming into the awareness of who she is and how she perceived change in a new environment. As a young girl migrating to a different country, understanding and adjusting to a new set of rules became crucial. Social identities such as race, gender, and class became things that I was opened to in a new land. I had to be a fast learner or I would be left behind. Kenya being my origin, I became accustomed to many things, so when I moved to a new country my perspective shifted. How I once viewed the world is not how I view it currently. I allowed this journey to happen. It can be painful for some, but it made me stronger. Through self-analysis and reflection, this article explores how an individual’s social identities and self-awareness are influenced by the world around them and the people they interact with.
University of Washington Tacoma
T CRIM 225
Nguru, Joy N.
"The Journey To Awareness of an African Girl-Child,"
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/access/vol2/iss1/2