By Hayden (middle school)
To me, diversity is everything. As an Asian American, it is so important to me that my culture is shared and appreciated. I am so lucky to have grown up in such a diverse city and state. Being constantly surrounded by rich cultures has been vital to my upbringing and identity as a person. I have always been able to feel included, which I think has a lot to with the fact that I have grown up in a place that is so inclusive and open-minded. Learning about diversity is so important to me because it is a way to make everyone feel heard and seen. It allows others to feel comfortable with their ethnicity, race, and background. It also allows us to learn more about the people around us. That is what learning about diversity means to me.