Growing up in an immigrant family, your life isn’t always your own.
Your life is influenced in both negative and positive ways by your family and cultural background. The expectation to succeed can seem like both a blessing and a curse. Culture clashes are often difficult to navigate, especially when our families tell us one thing, and society tells us another.
So when you try to carve out your own path, you may be met on all sides with disapproval, criticism and shame. As a result, you may develop self-limiting or even self-destructive behaviours that prevent you from being the best version of yourself.