The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an article relating to Sheila Singh, one of the psychotherapists at the Counseling Center. Titled “Barriers broken with love in multicultural families” the article focuses on her parents’ experiences as an ethnically “mixed” couple (her mother is “American,” and her father is from India), and quotes Sheila on how she has incorporated aspects of each parent’s culture into her own identity.
“I picked up on the equality for women, pursuit for education, and 'be all you can be' American attitude from my mother. From my dad, I took the Indian culture's strong emphasis on family and family togetherness,” she said. “When I was young, my parents made sure I had a lot of education so I knew about my father's heritage and background. But I consider myself an American. My parents never pressured me in any cultural direction.”