• Dear Emily, I am Grateful about your story because it really shows about how you feel and your thoughts about yourself as well as others. A sentence that stands out is the fact that you were born in the united states but you don’t feel like that based on the president. Another thing is that being proud of who you are as you say of being chicana…[Read more]

  • This Shadow Box represents my Counter Narratives. When people look at me, they see a young male that looks comforting in the places he goes because of  how he smiles. This is connected to me and are my assigned

    • Dear Armando Gonzales
      I am proud of your work “Countering Assumptions”, because you put good grades and a Rubiks cube to show your self to people that Mexicans are smart and can actually be successful in life. Something else that stood out to me was the bike and rock climbing because you don’t really see Mexicans rock climbing or ridding a bike instead there seen as farm workers who work in the hot sun dying and never experiencing their life to the fullest. One part of your art that stood out to me was the dream catcher because as you told me it was shown to take all the hate and dominant narratives to get turned into counter narratives, which was very clever of you to do. Your artwork reminds me of something I made once. One time I got bullied by being called names and for being colored because people thought I was dumb and worthless. I’ve been judged based of from where I live, being Oakland. They think just because I’m from Oakland that I’m a killer who likes to hurt people for fun, which I all put in my box to show that we colored people get oppressed for no reason only for our color and living areas. Thanks for your art work. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because I want to see what else you can do besides creating a good piece of art. something that I want to see next time I check up on you is another piece of art that can make me say “wow”.

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