Identity is something we all have. It is something we are proud of for the most part. Sometimes our entire lives seem to based on our identity. For some, that can be totally true. Think England's royals. Think being Irish. Think be African American. Think being Native American.
It is ok to identify with a certain group but is that our real identity?
Dorothy West did not think our identity is solely based on who our Mother or Father is and I tend to agree. Our identity is wrapped around numerous things but I think two of the biggies is circumstances and choice!
Circumstances definitely play on how we see ourselves but we do not have to let those circumstances rule us. We can change our circumstances.
Even the royals do! Think Lady Diana...RIP!
So maybe, it comes down to our identity being of choice. We choose to be a certain way or not be a certain way. We choose to let our circumstance of life rule us or we don't. We choose...we choose...we choose and the we identify!
Sometimes, we even choose differently and identify another way.
Yes, I do think it does come down to choice.
So, how do I identify myself?
At this moment I am:
Woman (hear me roar...lol)
I have many attributes that I identify with but for right now, at this very moment...
I am just me and that is enough! For that alone, I am grateful!