This I Believe Rhode Island: Who You Are

Jul 16, 2013

Under the simplest of circumstances developing a clear identity during adolescence is a challenge -- a real challenge.  Add into the mix being born halfway around the world and entering a completely new culture as a very young child, and this challenge becomes that much more complicated.  In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia says, "We know what we are, but not what we may be."  Fourteen-year-old Grace Moorhead talks about who she is, and what she may be.

Grace Moorhead is entering the eighth grade at The Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island, where she plays field hockey and, she says, absolutely loves her art classes.  Grace was born in Hunan Province, China and adopted at 20 months of age.  She lives in Cranston with her family.