God is a complicated subject for each individual, but when you’re family is part of the clergy it is a burden on your family when you start to question your faith. Through this quote I see my young self in Lauren. My mother is a catholic school principal and part of the women’s club at our local church, and my father is part of the knights of columbus; a male oriented organization. As a child you are completely forced to listen to the same God but eventually you learn that , as Lauren said, “My God has another name”. At this point you’re life is becoming more than what you’re parents expected and shaping itself. Lauren’s parents didn’t grow up in a walled city where everyone outside of it was trying to murder them; they grew up freely and faced other demons. Her parents God is different than her God because they’re going through different things. Lauren says that she is a “coward” by letting herself be initiated into a church of a God that isn’t hers; and I see my 13 year old self being confirmed into a Church that I didn’t believe in. Lauren Olamina is questioning family’s God, something that I believe we all go through at some point in our lives; even if you don’t have a God. This quote shows Lauren’s individual growth, it validates her change in character and in faith.