The objects in my shadow box represent my counter narrative because I express my point of view. When people look at me they think I am White, because of my skin color. But they are wrong, I am not White, I am Hispanic (Salvadoran). My shadow box represents my races because I chose to put in the bracelet I have that says “El Salvador” which represents that I am Latina/Hispanic.I choose to add pictures of my friends because they are a very important part of my life. That is why I also chose to place a heart in the middle of the pictures. I also have a picture of me when I was little because it shows my assigned identity which is female and it reminds me of how much I’ve grown as a person. The swan represents how I am a liberal person even if there is a lot of oppression going on, I stay strong.Overall I choose to place all of these objects in my shadow box because I want people to understand what is important to me and how it represents me.Tags: #lifeacademy #shadowbox #ethnicstudies #Latina #Art
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