• Artist statement

    By: Alison Folgar

    When people look at me they see right through me. All these people have this dominant narrative written on me way before they even know my name.  A dominant narrative is

    • Dear Ali-Son,

      I think it is very brave of you to share your story for the rest of the world to see. To share your story that might be impacting others. But I don’t think you should say All/Everyone are you saying everyone in the entire would would judge you when they meet you? I suggest saying majority, otherwise it would be like saying everyone is oppressing you. Are you reaffirmed of your identity by doing this project or did you already have a sense of who you were before the project? You talk a lot about counter narratives and dominant narratives, so how do you think you would be able to change that? Can you do anything to start change? I will be happily waiting for your response 🙂

      -Kev

    • Dear Alison,

      A lot of people do have prejudice within a person when they meet you, that’s how life works, due to our society being judgemental and in an area where it’s very diverse, people have certain stereotypes within a culture, would you agree that it’s because of the community we live in people have bias stereotypes? I’m asian but people assume I’m Chinese, but I’m actually Vietnamese, why do people assume from the outside rather than asking? The shadow box of your values is really important especially towards yourself, to value your culture is meaningful and shows how important you truly care about Guatemala and how it’s sentimental to you, what do you value the most in your culture specifically? Thanks for the post, it’s really interesting, I hope to read from your next future post, keep up the good work 😉

  • Dear Gigi,

    I am so moved by this. I too am like this. I love the poetic flow and the meaning you give this aticle/poem. The sentance that most stood out to me was “Making somone happy saying the word ‘love’ made me happy”. I love how soulful and meaningful this post is .Thank you for writting this. I was having such a horrible day amd reading…[Read more]

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