As a person who grew up in mixed community and who has a mixed family, I understand firsthand what it’s like to live in-between worlds. It is sometimes hard to navigate values and expectations from two or more cultures and sometimes difficult to find peace within our own internal opposing values. Furthermore, if you’ve moved to the US from another country (or sometimes even from one state to another), cultural integration and learning the new social rules can be challenging. I have not only been transplanted into several other cultures, I have also worked with European and Arabic immigrants to the US, and extensively with Latino immigrants. While I don’t profess to know everything about your culture of origin or the exact cultural conflicts that you experience, I can tell you that I know the terrain of navigating the in-between spaces of racial, ethnic, cultural and gender/sexuality cultures.