I have been asked to do a couple of events lately and they want to me label myself. Choose a title. Choose a label.
Choose Choose Choose!
Do I label myself based on my heritage? Arab American? No, that won’t work. Palestinian on my fathers side, American on my mothers side? That won’t work either. Palestinian from Tina, Slavic and Irish? Or I could say I’m half Palestinian, a quarter Irish and a quarter Slavic.
Or do I just label myself based on religion? I’m Muslim. Enough said.
Or do I label myself based on occupation? I’m a Social Worker.
How about political association? I’m a registered Democrat.
I could go on and on about the ways I could label myself. It’s a long list but what about the way people label us?
I have been called a pioneer woman, activist, advocate, a rebel and some not so nice things 🙂
All are good, all make sense but they just don’t do justice.
I’m a daughter, a sister, a Muslim and a person. I think that is what it all comes down to is being a person.
What is your title?