This is me

This shadow box represents women empowerment,culture, and basically who I am as a person but a dominant narrative about me is people who don’t know me may assume that I have a smart mouth,ghetto, and get in a lot of trouble but thats no where near true I’m not ghetto nor smart mouth, and I don’t really get in trouble and many people who don’t know me would think that because I live in the harsh parts of Oakland. By showing my box I’m going to be enlightening people about who I am as a person. A counter narrative about me is i’m born and raised from oakland, my ethnicity is African American, I’m a Sister ,daughter ,grandchild ,bestfriend ,student and I work hard for me education. Everything you see in this box is just a small part of me you haven’t seen it yet


CC BY-SA 4.0 This is me by Kalani is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

  1. Evelin 5 months ago

    Dear Kalani,
    I am happy about your shadow box and paragraph, “This is me” because you show your hard work on both of theses and really stand out! I really like how you put baby pictures and some family members. One part of your paragraph that stands out to me is where you talk about how hard you work to have an education. I think this is excellent to point out because a lot of people assume that people of color don’t care about their education. And I think this is good to show out to the world, it shows them that they are completely wrong. Another part that I liked too is where you added empowering female words. This stood out for me because it shows that your assigned identity is really important to you. Your paragraph and shadow box reminds me of something I once made. One time I also wrote about being female and being a different ethnicity and how the world saw me. Also I showed that society is wrong about what they think I am. Thanks for your shadow box and paragraph. I look forward to seeing what you will make next, because you are really good at showing your hard work!

  2. America 5 months ago

    Dear kalani
    I love how even you are a sister, a daughter and so many other stuff you really work hard for your education. I really like how you don’t pay attention to dominant narrative and you keep doing you. Keep up with the hard work you have done and don’t let negative things put you down.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


We welcome new members. You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Youth Voices is organized by teachers at local sites of the National Writing Project and in partnership with Educator Innovator.

CC BY-SA 4.0All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Missions on Youth Voices

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account

%d bloggers like this: