Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-17-2020

Publication Title

Greenwich Social Work Review

Volume

1

Abstract

This paper provides an autoethnography of personal experiences and perceptions of being a minoritized individual. This is the story of a professional social worker learning to adapt to social norms and expectations of self. I discuss the struggles I experienced as an adolescent and as a young adult attending college. This narrative highlights the intersection of faith and social work at moments in my professional development. It is at this intersection that this social worker learns to live a holistic life without feeling discriminated against or ashamed of his identity. I begin to actualize a reality with imperfect beings who also struggle to maintain their own identities. Thus, in this paper, I provide a snapshot of my development as a minority in the United States.

Issue

2

First Page

78

Last Page

83

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21100/gswr.v1i2.1113

ISSN

2633-4313


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