Looking back on my autobiography it is clear that I did not associate my wanting to be a teacher to being white, or female, or heterosexual. Do I think I should have, not necessarily, but I think now looking back on what I wrote I should have at least acknowledged how privileged I actually am. Though I grew up in a community different from my classmates, I still grew up quite privileged without taking the time to actually realize it. The fact that I am white and don’t have to worry about people following me in a store because they think I’m going to shop lift is only one of the many ways I am privileged everyday because of my race. I suppose saying that these factors don’t make me who I am is saying more about me than I thought. Something that resonated with me after today’s seminar was the fact that being a female I have a 1/3 chance of being sexually assaulted. That is extremely powerful and extremely frightening. I never felt that being female was supposed to be sort of scary because of the things that happen, but when I do think about it there have been times when I have felt uncomfortable walking down the street in a dress because guys are whistling and saying extremely inappropriate things to me. I have been aware that being heterosexual has privileged me, but I did not think it made me who I am. I do know that when people would joke that I’m a lesbian because I hadn’t had a boyfriend a while I would get offended. Not because I don’t think being a lesbian is right, but because I have seen the discrimination that goes along with not being heterosexual. I’m glad that I did not right about these three things in my autobiography because I wrote about what I felt was the most important things that brought me to where I am today, however, acknowledging these three things allowed me now to take notice of exactly how privileged I am for being white and heterosexual. Now that these things have been brought to my attention I find that I am starting to be more aware of them, which I’m not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing.