An American (um, Indian...wait! Indo-American...eesh, I don't really know) learning Bharatanatyam...

I identify as an Indian...but also American. Many Indians see me as an American, most Americans see me as an Indian. It can get a bit...smudgy, to say the least. I grew up using the term "Indo-American" to describe my ethnicity but somehow, it never felt right. Back then no one knew what that meant unless they had the same background...and I did not meet many others like me for some time. How we identify ourselves says a lot...at least that is what I read. I am first gen