All the objects in my box represent me because they are a part of me. The Beast Oakland sticker is a part of me because my cousin owns the brand and I think that is something that is very breathtaking because not a lot of Mexicans make a brand that goes good, this shows a counter narrative. So to me it is something to be proud of. The jewelry/bracelet represents me because my family can’t afford everything other families can afford and to me everything that my family gets for me I always try to take good care of it and try to make it last. The metal T-bar represents me because I am a cruiser and a cruiser is a person who just rides a skateboard for “heck” of it. The T-bar is a tool to tighten or loosen the wheels on the skateboard or changing the trucks. Trucks according to the Skateboard Trucks Buying Guide explains that, “Skateboard trucks are the metal T-shaped pieces that mount onto the underside of the skateboard and keep your skateboard wheels and bearings securely attached to the deck. They are a key component when you want to create your own skateboard”(From Skateboard Trucks Buying Guide – Warehouse Skateboards). The Raider keychain represents my love for the team because I am from Oakland and I am a diehard Raider’s fan. The Nike sign represents my love for sports and to me sports is like another form of life. The basketball represents the love I have for it, that sport has helped me throughout my life and to me it is one of the best sports ever created. 2k18 represents how much of a baller I am because I am buying a game that is about basketball and I bought the most expensive one there was. The BART ticket shows that I use public transportation because I am a minority and I do not have much. The Warrior tickets represent the time that I went to my first Warriors game and how much I love the team. The money just represents the hustle I have in order to make it.Tags: #LifeAcademy #Shadowboxes #EthnicStudies #Mexicanblood #Baller andWebhead Hustler
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