While growing up, i faced many difficult moments. I remember when i was six years old, my mother told me that no matter what, she will always consider me her son. I notice my parents are often discriminated by others for not having a son, and i always felt the one to be blamed. I always had this rebellion inside against the male opportunities, in my culture.
Passing through these years, with sad and happy moments, i have grown into a stronger woman, a woman with western thinking, and an outspoken mind. I wanted to change my cultural rules and regulations against females in my country. I wanted to prove that woman can do as much as men.
My parents worry about me because i rejected early marriages, the women's way of life in my country, and being considered a good traditional Bengali girl. My parents always thought ideas, words, will one day go against me, because i am a girl. I believe I am what i am and by having a rich college experience i can establish myself and not rely so much on their philosophy of what a Bengali girl is. I love my family and value my heritage, but i am also trying to strike a blanche between what they want and what i want.
In terms of why i am here after two years, i believe everyone learns in different ways. I know this is true, in my educational experience , i was always in classes who had either strong...