This Shadow Box represents my counter narrative, dominant narrative, and my chosen identity. When people look at me, they see a girl that always does her work, is smart and shy. But, this isn’t true because that’s just how I am around people I don’t know but once I get to know people and get comfortable around them that’s where I begin to open up to the crazy, real Ingrid. This is why I have chosen to include the butterflies in my shadow box because butterflies first need to open up from the chrysalis in order to become butterflies which who they really are. Also, I have included the flowers because I love flowers and my shadow box is so colorful because I love colors. The Guatemalan flag represents my nationality and my ethnicity, this is also where i was born. I love Guatemala am so proud to be Guatemalan because it’s a beautiful place with beautiful people and thanks to that place I know a 3rd language which is Maya Mam. I don’t understand how some people are embarrassed to be Guatemalan. Anyways, the makeup and all the quotes on the outside of my shadow box are my dominant narratives because men think all females should dress up nice and be glamorous all the time and wear make-up. Then, the quotes are what people think of me for example that I am weak and all other negative comments. But, I don’t care and I am not letting that be a problem that gets in my way. That’s why I put that quote, “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”, because I know that one day this will all pay off.Tags: #EthnicStudies #Guatemala #ShadowBoxes Life Academy of Health and Bioscience mylife
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