The issue of self-identity among immigrants and the children of immigrants is rather complex and often nuanced. As our nation becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it is important to understand how the fastest growing demographic group in the country views itself and self-identifies.

We asked a diverse group of immigrants and 1st generation Americans to share their candid thoughts with us. How do you define your own American identity? Do you see yourself portrayed accurately in the media? How do you juggle multiple cultures? Do you consider yourself American?

Share your own story here.