• Really like the explaining of your counter narrative. What can you do to change the ideology of the dominant narrative? This stood out to me because I can see that you’re a great person and I see that you have a lot of pride in yourself.

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    Shadow Box Statement

    Adrian Kelly

    I didn’t really know what to put in my Shadow Box since I was pretty short on ideas. Now that I see my shadow box I can see that it represents my identity as a whole. The

    • Hi Adrian!! Your shadow box is beautiful. I am very happy for you, and I respect the courage you have to stand for who you are and what you believe in. I know it’s not always easy to feel different from everyone else, but it is great you have people in your life who support you. I, too, am African American and understand that being a minority isn’t always easy. You seem to have a great head on your shoulders. Keep it up, and don’t let any thing or anyone ever cover up your sunshine.

      Jenessa

    • ” I’m really proud of who I am and I’m not ashamed to come out as people may assume.” Your confidence encouraged me to read your article, and I was not disappointed. While I think stories of victim hood are important in order to understand that the plights of members in the LGBTQ+ community are not unfounded, hearing stories about confident queer people is good to. Finding another African American who identifies as part of the community is cool to. Hearing more about your experiences would definitely make me a regular reader of your posts. Have you felt the need to become incredibly “masculine” to affirm to others that you are male, or have your habits/sense of style stayed relatively the same? Do you have a good support group? I hope you have a good support group. If you’re looking for support or just people who have gone through similar experiences, you should check out Tumblr. Using the # filter always brings up cool stuff for me, ranging from serious to casual.

    • Adrian, your shadow and writing truly shows just how strong of a person you are. I am so proud of you fro embracing your identity and not letting anyone sway your beliefs. You are also a very talented writer, and I challenge you to continue writing in the future. Also, if you like to do artistic things such as drawing do them! You might find a hidden talent/passion. Thank you for sharing, and I hope to read more in the future. -Reilly

    • Taleb replied 1 month ago

      I really loved your shadow box. You are a really brave and courageous person for speaking up for what you believe in. I really admire that fact of how you included some pieces of you and and what you believed in your box. The quote that stood out to me and made me want to read more was, “The rainbow also represents my sexuality. Seeing that my race is African-American, it’s consider “out of the ordinary” for people like me to come out as transmale. I’ve been told that it’s just a phase and how I’m becoming a “dyke.” I’m really proud of who I am and I’m not ashamed to come out as people may assume.” It’s very aspiring to see the confidence and pride that you have. Have a lot of confidence. That will help you a lot in the future!

    • Hi! My name is Juan and i’m writing from Fremont High School.
      I am impressed about your work and the way you made it, it just looks perfect.

    • Hi my name is Jose! Your shadow box is beautiful. I am very happy for you, and I respect the courage you have to stand for who you are and what you believe in. I know it’s not always easy to feel different from everyone else, but it is great you have people in your life who support you. I, too, am African American and understand that being a minority isn’t always easy. You seem to have a great head on your shoulders. Keep it up, and don’t let any thing or anyone ever cover up your sunshine.

  • Adri became a registered member 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    • hi my name is elvin i from fremont high school.
      your shadowbox is very petty. i am proud of you how you express yourself you did a very great gob with your shadowbox.

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