Unlearning What I Used To Know And Believe In
Keywords:unlearning, indigenous, masculinity, development, destigmatization
This extract reflects on my journey towards unlearning after moving to Canada in September 2020. Through many personal and academic challenges resulting in positive self-development, I have learned new beliefs and challenged what I was acquainted with in the past. My core understanding of masculinity, along with the limited knowledge regarding Indigenous people has changed. I have come to realize that there is a different reality that exists and should be promoted to ensure full personal growth. Unlearning helped destigmatize my old beliefs to accept different information and appreciate that unlearning is critical towards decolonization, not just within our community but also within ourselves.
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