These are just some of the crises or struggles we may have in a lifetime about aspects of our identity:
- Who am I, what I am I doing with my life, what is my purpose… ?
- Belonging, fitting in, feeling part of, inclusion/exclusion, oppression, intergenerational trauma, ownership, power, helplessness, hope
- Gender, race, sexuality, spirituality, class, age, life stage,
- Recognition, status
Our sense of identity is not separate from the social constructions around identity and what we are burdened with by the societies and cultures we live in.
Exploring and restoring our sense of who we are can help to establish a sense of confidence in our ability to navigate and inhabit our lives with more strength and flexibility.