El Estoque

“I’m just me because…”

Why it’s important to express your individuality

October is national “I’m just me because …” month. It began in 2013 with Tina Stevens-Culbreath and Rodney Culbreath, co-founders of the movement, who strongly believed in the need for self-expression. Those who participate in this take the opportunity to embrace the traits that differentiate them from others. By recognizing others’ individuality, it promotes respect and appreciation for the vast diversity within communities. Some choose to define themselves by their talents and achievements, while others define themselves by the challenges they’ve overcome.


Watch the video below to hear students share their different reasons why they are unique:

About the Writers
Justine Ha, Staff Writer

Justine Ha is currently a sophomore at Monta Vista and is a first-year staff writer in El Estoque. She enjoys having a good cup of coffee, watching movies,...

Elena Khan, Staff Writer

Elena Khan is currently a sophomore and is a first year staff member of El Estoque. She enjoys playing field hockey, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Tina Low, Staff Writer

Tina is currently a sophomore and a first-year staff writer on El Estoque. She enjoys reading, creating content, listening to music and hanging out with...