Our identities are really a constant negotiation

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"Outside the confines of the United States, I was coming to the startling—and at times unmooring—realization that our identities are really a constant negotiation between the story we tell about ourselves and the narrative our societies like to recite, between the face we see in the mirror and the image recognized by the people and institutions that happen to surround us."

- Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self-Portrait in Black and White