Who am I? I am Naycet Bernal I am Latina, my ethnicity is Mexican because my family is from Mexico and I was born in the US. I am proud to be Mexican and to be from Oakland. And there is nothing you can do to change that. But when people look at me they assume that I am uneducated, immigrant and a girl that is going to grow up and need a man to take care of her. These are the dominate narrative that people say about me. The counter narratives are that I am well educated, I was born in the US, and I have big dreams to become someone. In my shadow box, I decided to put a flower in the middle because this represents how I can stand alone and be independent. I also decided to put a flag that is half the Mexican flag and American flag, this represents my race because this flag shows how I am proud to be both Mexican and American. In my shadow box, I have a picture of different type’s of woman that they all have their own kind of unique qualities and it says, “WE ARE ALL WONDER WOMAN!” this shows how you don’t have to look the same to be a strong and a powerful female. You can look different and don’t have to fit into society “box.” The cross that I have in my shadow box represents my religion. The red heart that I have in my box means that I choose to be kind to others as much as possible.The seashells and the stars mean that I have dreams of becoming someone in the future. The last thing that I decided to add to my shadow box is a bird and this represent the ability to be free, free myself from all the stereotypes and oppression that the world brings on us (females).Tags: #EthnicStudies#ShadowBoxesLife Academy of Health and BiosciencemexicanWhoAmI
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