Identity is both the lens and filter by which we see and experience ourselves. Although variables such as gender, popular culture, environment, and heritage may inform how one initially constructs a sense of who they are, time and experience naturally evolves this initial imprint into a more complex structure. How does this internal “portrait” of oneself affect the way we process our lives, society, and our families? How does it affect our rate of consumption, our health, and our safety?
Highlighting the multiple dimensions and narratives that determine and influence our personal, political, and social self-awareness, identity resurfaces in truth as more than simply an internal or external dialogue by which we govern ourselves. It is the key platform by which we reveal determine a sense of place, power, and most importantly, peace.