• Dear Lisseth,
    Thank you for commenting on my post, I really appreciate it. If you need any help on your senior defense I could help and we could talk over youth voices. Message me if you want. I wish good luck on your defense.

  • Gentrification Could be Hurting Oakland

     

    Gentrification has become a problem for many Oakland residents. Did you know that gentrification may be the of cause for homelessness rates to rise? Well according to

    • Dear Adri,
      Thank you for making me read your work. I am impressed with your blog about gentrification in Oakland. One sentence that sentence that stood out to me the most was “West Oakland residents are worried that they will one day have to sleep on the streets. Whether it be from not being able to pay rent or mortgage on time, or the house prices in Oakland are too high people are getting kicked out with nowhere else to go.” because what your saying is true. I agree with the message your trying to say on gentrification in oakland. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what u write next because your a really good writer and you could publish some good blogs.

    • Dear Adri,
      Thank you for having me read your work. I liked the fact that you included West Oakland, and not Oakland in general. I see and like how you were talking about how people that are moving out, and how they are either moving to another city or are being homeless. Being homeless might be hard for some people to take in because they feel like they need to move farther to get a good job with better income and cheaper houses or apartments. One sentence that stood out to me is “Oakland’s unsheltered homeless population grew 37 percent over a two-year period”. This stood out to me because it shows how raising rents can gather people to be homeless and 32 percent is a lot of people. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you show really important reasons of what is happening because gentrification with Oakland rents are rising.
      Sincerely,
      Mario Garibay-Hernandez

    • Dear Adri,
      I am speechless by your post, ¨Gentrification Could Be Hurting Oakland¨, because I am actually doing my senior defense specifically on this topic and it really helped me and gave me some ideas that I can also talk about. You wrote this post really well and used good grammar and vocab. I also, really liked that you provided sources in order to make your thesis stronger and really prove your point. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, ¨But this will be already breaking up communities in Oakland that have been here and grow up together. And in places where I live, nothing is happening with the city cleaning up parks and cities. It’s still the same old park with busted up swings and slides.¨ This stood out to me, because I totally agree with you, there has not been no change in the places that need fixing, but they have been getting rid of small businesses owned by people of color. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you decide to write next, because you wrote this really well.

      • Dear Lisseth,
        Thank you for commenting on my post, I really appreciate it. If you need any help on your senior defense I could help and we could talk over youth voices. Message me if you want. I wish good luck on your defense.

  • Artist Statement

    Adrian Kelly

    For my modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, I decided to draw the prologue of the book as a modern representation of gangs in Oakland. The topic I’m using is v

  • 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

    • 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.

    • Dear Adrian,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Karina Dealba and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was how it looks very colorful.
      Something I have a question about is what does the small shoe represent? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://karinadfhs2021.edublogs.org/.
      Thank You!

    • Juana replied 2 weeks ago

      Dear Adrian,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Juana and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was that you made your project colorful and that you were brave to talk about something personal.
      Something I have a question about is Why do you feel insecure? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://juanamfhs2021.edublogs.org/2017/11/07/assignment-5/ .
      Thank You!
      [Juana]

    • Jayda replied 2 weeks ago

      Dear Adrian

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Jayda and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was how you showed your Identitiy
      Something I have a question about is how did you know exactly what you wanted and how you wanted to show it for your shadowbox. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://jaydasfhs2021.edublogs.org
      Thank You!
      (Jayda)

  • Adri became a registered member 5 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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