This shadow box represents who I am. When people look at me they see that my race is Guatemalan and that I’m a nice girl that does all her work and turns her work on time. My dominant narrative is that many people assume that later in the future I will be successful because of how they see me working hard and because I speak three different languages, but my counter-narrative is I see myself as a good person that likes to draw and likes to laugh around with her friends. My identity expression is how I express myself, for example, I like to laugh with my friends a lot and we would be really crazy. People tell us why are we so crazy also they have asked us “if we were on drugs” because of how we acted, that is a dominant narrative of teens who have energy. But I do not do drugs, just like to laugh and have fun. I have chosen to include shells in my Shadow Box because I would go to the beach and collect the shells with my siblings. The shells remind me of my family because we go to the beach and spend some family time together. Also, I added some flowers to represent that I like flowers a lot.
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