Acknowledge your past (your own, family, ancestral, community etc)
It only adds more colour and character to your life and personal being.
That it includes not shying away from the bad & the ugly.
Show the world that you have moved on and that you have advanced positively.
The more you shy away, whitewash your past, ignorant and in denial, the more insecure you get. And that becomes the basis of being stepped on. If it’s not insecurity, it’s anger. If it’s anger, you retaliate at the slightest provocation.
It’s a vicious cycle-only if you do not accept the truth.