It's made me more aware. It's made me more accepting and unaccepting in many ways - accepting of cultural norms that may or may not be compatible with western culture, but also understanding how they interplay with the human rights abuses and what the difference is between culture and accepted abuse.
It's made me more comfortable with who I am. I was always struggling to find a place where I fit in, where the sort of mishmash of degrees and expertise could be used, and definitely now it is all used in one place. It's made me a better mother, for sure, in explaining what goes on in the world and trying to figure out ways to make my kids more sensitive.