The objects in my shadow box represent my counter narratives and on the outside there is illustrations that represent my dominant narratives. When people look at me, they see a young women who doesn’t speak up
Dear,Jessica I was amazed how good you explained your story and really liked it,I specially when you said that women are usually looked down on but I liked how you showed otherwise by saying That women try their best to prove those counter claims wrong.Great work!
I like your box a lot because its very descriptive. A sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “I’ve chosen to include inspirational women quotes with a garden of flowers around them because we women are usually looked down on as “dependent” and “weak” when in reality we try our best to prove all those who doubt us wrong” this stood out to me because it’s true what people see us as, and because I like the objects you added to represent that. Another thing you wrote that stood out to me was that your really proud of your ethnicity. Which is a good thing, I believe everyone should be proud. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your so detailed in your work.
I am very proud about your description because you included your race and ethnicity (vocab words!) which really brings out your counter narratives. This not only proves how proud you are of your background but also your courage of expressing that you are a strong latino. Thank you for sharing your work, keep this up and you´ll have a…[Read more]
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