DS worthy? - would love your advice

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firstimer
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DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby firstimer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 pm

I am really struggling over whether or not to write a diversity statement, so hopefully you all can help me.

I initially grew up in a town where I was the only member of a minority religion. Was planning to write about my initial experience with proselytizing, misunderstandings about my religion, etc., and how those experiences shape I how I deal with differences of opinion now.

To be clear, I faced no discrimination or obstacles of any kind, just misunderstandings. I am not a URM, and do not come from a socio-economically disadvantaged background. These experiences also happened a long time ago - in elem / grade school. They did play a large part in how I view the world now, however.

It obviously depends on how I write it, but is this topic worth writing at all? I can't imagine it's particulary unique, since many people of minority religions in towns probably go through this type of experience.

Thanks for your time and any input.

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gaud
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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby gaud » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I say go for it. You can't be sure how good it will be until you write it.

firstimer
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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby firstimer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks - anyone else have thoughts?

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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby vzapana » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:53 pm

gaud wrote:I say go for it. You can't be sure how good it will be until you write it.


+1 writing about your faith can be interesting, so try it out. but definitely chuck it if it's not working.

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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby bp shinners » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:41 pm

vzapana wrote:+1 writing about your faith can be interesting, so try it out. but definitely chuck it if it's not working.

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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:31 pm

I initially grew up in a town where I was the only member of a minority religion


Did you "worship" logic and reason in salt lake city?

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Re: DS worthy? - would love your advice

Postby vman21 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:28 pm

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