What Does The Different Identities Influence Our Access For Opportunities And Power?

2297 Words Dec 5th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction Intersectionality allows us to understand situations of oppressions, privilege and of human rights. This makes it possible to see how the different identities influence our access to opportunities and power in society. This paper explores my multiple personalities, as a Chilean, middle income, divorced, heterosexual, disabled, immigrant, bilingual, professional Latina woman and how they intersect with each other. I provide narratives of my lived experiences navigating identity intersections, as each level of requires me to perform an identity in different ways. Intersectionality allows us to understand situations of oppressions, privilege and of human rights. This allows us to see how the different identities influence our access to opportunities and power in society. Intersectionality is a relatively new theoretical framework rooted in feminist theory and often used in first-person narrative research (Jones, 2009).
I begin each story with a brief overview of what is like to have these identities, I include themes in the form of my personal accounts. I discussed and connected to my self- exploration. I recognized how I have struggled to put together my identity at times, and how I have struggled to put together my different and separate identities as each identity brought a different reality and human experience. I also realized the impact my identities had in my life.
Intersectionality was first introduced by Crenshaw (1991); she was credited with…

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