HI my name is linda and in my shadow box I have chosen to include objects of being female, being Latina and living in Oakland because those are the most important aspects of my life. I decided to add a picture that represents me being female because it has impacted me through the years that I have been growing up. I was assigned as female and I wanted to show the dominant narratives and stereotypes that women face every day. In my shadow box I am representing objects of being Latina because this is another part that has affected my life because when I walk down the street people will just assume all kind of stereotypes of me and my skin color. Many people believe the dominate narrative that people say about Latina woman because they think that women are going to need a men to take care of them. Finally, I added a picture of an Oakland tree representing me living in Oakland. Also, because I talked about the negativity of people perspective about visiting Oakland in my Autoethnography essay. I decided to add a necklace cross because it represents my beliefs since Iwas a child.
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