This shadow box represents myself and how others view me, not only that but it also shows how I view myself. When people look at me, they see a young Latina girl who is not supposed to play rough sports and is weak. Many people assume that I am not strong enough compared to a male. I see myself being capable of believing that I am not weak. This is a counter narrative of myself to shut down many stereotypes put on me. My shadow box will hopefully let others know that I am a strong, independent, young female. Creating this project has been one of the ways I was able to speak up for myself. Throughout this project I have learned that I have power to stand up for myself and show others that I don’t go by society’s expectations.Tags: #EthnicStudies #Feminist #ShadowBoxes latina Life Academy of Health and Bioscience
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