Growing up in watched a lot of TV and became really interested in characters, how we define ourselves and labels.
I think that is where my interest in people, the human experience and eventually social science came from.
I grew up trying to figure out who I was and what labels fit me. I was constantly trying to put myself in a box thinking that this would be the best way to understand myself.
But it didn’t work. We’re much more complex than we give ourselves credit.
Over time I find myself regularly discovering new aspects of myself. Some of them fit the story I used to tell myself of who I am and others don’t.
But unlike in the past I’m no longer trying to fit into boxes, I’m actually willing to explore myself and my humanness and all the aspects of self that I discover along the way.