My shadow box represents who I am, my chosen identity, ethnicity, gender identity and my counter narratives against the dominant narratives. People look at me, they automatically think, I am Chinese/Asian. That is one of the many dominant narratives. First of all, is Chinese even a race? Second of all, I am Asian American not just Chinese, that’s my counter argument. When I see myself, there is more to me than just being labeled a race, sex, and nationality. It’s all about you. Decide for yourself who you want to be and don’t let any assigned identity force you to be a person. For me, being Christian is one of the things that I am most passionate about in my life, and that ethnicity ties me to who I am today. Next time you look at yourself in the mirror, ask yourself, what is the biggest thing that defines who you are?Tags: #counternarratives #lifeacademy #shadowbox #ethnicstudies #Art identity LIfe Academy
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