Socially constructed and complicated, yet simpler than you think.
Our surroundings influence our existence and our interactions with others shape our thoughts and actions. We choose to embrace what we want to believe based on our biases and history. From our parents, to our grandparents, to immigration and post-immigration tendencies, we struggle to negotiate a perception of ourselves to fit with the group of people we want to find comfort with.
Identity is a social construct. It changes with our surroundings and is at a constant point of evolution with every experience that passes.
But simpler than you think.
Take a second, step back, forget the excessive shit around you and take a deep breath. Deep down inside, you know who you are.
Really, identity is about finding comfort with our inner thoughts and not being afraid to represent how we feel.