My shadow box represents my dominant narratives(outside of the box) and my counter narratives(inside of box. The reason I chose what I chose on the outside was because I think that the majority of people that look at me think that I smoke weed religiously or that I’m part of a gang because of the way I dress or look. The inside of my box represents my race and my ethnicity because of the flags inside, those hold importance in my life because without them I prolly would have no idea of who I am. Some assigned identities that have a lot of importance to me is being a male because I would be really confused of what I am and would not have known what my gender sure I can show my gender identity in different ways but I wouldn’t know what being a male is like or what being a woman is like. This box is meant to show you what society thinks of me to try and bring me down and what I think of myself to counteract how I actually am.


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  1. Socorro 3 months ago

    Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Socorro Lopez and I am a student at Fremont High School.
    Something I liked about your work was the way that you expressed yourself in your pictures and the pictures really stand out on your shadow box.
    Something that I think would make your shadow box better is more decorations that stand out with your pictures otherwise you did a good job with your shadow box.Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is
    Thank You!

  2. Robert 3 months ago

    Matthew i think that it is cool the way you give examples of dominant and counter narratives

  3. Latrell 4 months ago

    Matthew I like how you did your shadow box because of the pictures I feel like they stand out.

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