My Cultural History And How It Affects Me As My Master Statuses

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The purpose of this paper is to identify my cultural history and how it affects me as well as my master statuses. I will identify where my ancestors are from, my family’s values and traditions, which traditions I chose to pass on or not, how the traditions stand up to traditional versions of the culture, how my worldview has been affected, and where I land in terms of master statuses and privilege. This paper will be used as a tool to explore the diversity in my family and how it will affect me as a clinician.

Family History: My family is the “typical American family”. We represent a melting pot of past cultures. On my mother’s side my family is almost all French and on my father’s side they are predominantly English. Both sides came to America several centuries ago. The culture of my family can really be broken up into my Dad’s side and my Mom’s side of the family. I will first analyze my mother’s side of the family and our cultural traditions and then move to my Dad’s side of the family and analyze those. To me, this makes the most sense as they are almost one hundred percent separate parts of who I am based on my cultural background. On my mother’s side of the family I was able to talk to both grandparents about my cultural background. My grandfather, Linton Quirrion, identified his side of the family as predominantly French. This was also true for my grandmother, Christina Quirrion (maiden name LaVoie). Both were unaware of when their ancestors came to America but…

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