Before coming to Wheelock there were certain aspects of my identity I never put much thought into. I came from a town where almost everyone was from the same socioeconomic class. I came from a class slightly below that, so I was used to feeling uncomfortable and like I didn’t fit in. At Wheelock I got the chance to meet from similar backgrounds as mine. This gave me a chance to validate and explore more of my identity. Finding people similar to me helped make me more confident. I also was given the opportunity to meet people that were different than me as well.