If you were asked the question 'What is your identity?' you might well struggle to answer it. In a sense there are as many answers to this question as there are people to answer it. Our identity is not something we were born with; not something fixed or unitary. Rather it is socially created through a complex and intricate web of interactions and negotiations and relationships, and mediated by language. Each new experience or context allows us to re-create and reconstruct our identity.