1 Running head: CULTURAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KEARA GOODE Cultural Autobiography of Keara Goode Keara M. Goode Capella University
2 Running head: CULTURAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KEARA GOODE This is an autobiography of a young graduate student, mother, inspiring professional singer and counselor by the name of Keara Goode. Keara Goode is a African American female who in this paper will discuss her culture as it correlates to family traditions, cultural oppression and discrimination , as well as cultural privelages. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader on who she is according to those aspects mentioned above. Information was gathered for this paper through internet sources and interviews. After reading this paper the reader will have a better understanding of the culture of Keara Goode.
3 Running head: CULTURAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KEARA GOODE I grew up in North Carolina as a middle class young African American girl who came from a dual parent home. I have no siblings. Many would say that I am spoiled because I grew up without siblings but my mother made sure that I worked hard for everything I received. My father on the other hand was and still is wrapped around my little finger. I guess it’s safe to say that I am a daddy’s girl. My family and I have lived in North Carolina for all of our lives. My mother derived from Garysburg North Carolina and my dad derived from a place called the Occoneechee Neck a deserted place in Jackson North Carolina. My dad always told me that his father was American Indian and African American because my great grandmother was a full bred Occoneechee Indian. However, I have never met her myself. My mom is supposedly African American but has strong Caucasian features similar to her mom. I am proud of what little I know of my culture. Interview with Parents Since both sets of my maternal and paternal grandparents are deceased I decided to interview my parents in efforts to grasp a better understanding of my African American family. They were eager to share but were not shocked that I had asked because I am always eager to learn new information about my family. This is what makes me who I am today. I chose to interview my parents separately in their home. I interviewed my mom first and my dad second. Surprisingly they both shared similar details about their upbringing as North Carolinians. Both parents came from a big family. My maternal grandmother birthed thirteen children including my mom and my paternal grandmother gave birth to twelve children including my father. Both parents were born in their homes with the assistance of a midwife.
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