My shadow box represents me and what other people view me as. My nationality is American but my ethnicity and race is Latino. People would see me and think that I am a criminal, but in reality I am a human being who doesn’t deserve to be judged by your first impressions. My biological sex and gender are the same, both male. My gender expression is male. I am comfortable in my own skin and don’t believe that the body that I am in is wrong. I am proud of both my assigned and chosen identities because they helped shape and form the person that I am today. I have chosen to include a picture of two football players in a college team because that is where I see myself in the future. Not in the same college, but in a different college with a football team. I chose to put in a pencil because it shows that I am a writer who doesn’t stop writing what he thinks about this cruel world. I also put in 20 pesos, a plain card, and a bracelet. Those items represent my love for Mexico and it also shows that I am willing to carry my culture over to the United States because I don’t want to forget this identity.#LifeAcademy #Shadowboxes #EthnicsStudies #StrongMen #Oakland #YouthVoices
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