This shadow box represents my counter narrative and dominant narratives. I have chosen to include the Mexican flag and La Virgin. The reason I included the Mexican flag is because my parents were born there which means I have mexican blood. I just put it so people can know I’m proud of being Mexican. The reason I put la virgen is because I grew up as praying to her when bad situations were happening. I see myself as an independent strong person which is why I put a picture of me and me and my mom because my mom showed me to be strong and independent also because she’s important to me.Many people assume I am Arabic because of the way I look or think I’m an immigrant because I speak Spanish and my skin color. Many people will also call Mexicans “beaners”, “wet bags” and so many disrespectful things which is why I added that to my dominant narrative.
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