For my shadow box I had put the Oakland tree, 8 images of me and my family, a thought bubble, a garden with a trail, and beads of the color of the Mexico flag (minus the white, because there weren’t any more white beads). When people look at me they think I’m Muslim and that shows my dominant narrative, because I have features that look like it. But really my counter narrative is that I’m Mexican-American. I chose to put the Oakland tree because it represents me growing up in Oakland and many things I learned about the city. The 8 images represents me when I was little because it shows these memories with my family that are caring. I put the thought bubble because I would always have a lot in my mind and I’m always thinking. The garden represents beauty and peacefulness. Finally the beads of the Mexico flag color represents me because I’m Mexican which is my ethnicity.Tags: #lifeacademy #shadowbox #ethnicstudies #Art
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