As a Syrian American, acculturation was a large part of my life growing up. Coming to America at 5 years old, I found it very challenging to conform to American standards, yet still honor my Syrian culture. I understand the difficulty in finding oneself, and the expectations set by parents, and society. This can create familial and identity issues. If you find yourself stuck between self-discovery and cultural/familial expectations, it’s fair to say you’re going through something very normal, and you are NOT alone!