• Dear, Lilian

    Thank you for sharing information about your name. I really appreciated how you explained who and what your name connects to. I also like that you explained some of your family members and how they bring motivation to you. I also enjoyed reading your similes and metaphors they were really creative and they really show the love that…[Read more]

  • Joana commented on the post, Joana’s Identity Box 5 months ago

    Dear Maria,
    Thank you for taking time to read my description and looking at my shadow box. It was also cool to know someone new that also likes the bridge. For the first question, I made the bridge in one day and I did it myself. Thanks again for reading it and for asking questions.

  • Joana commented on the post, Violence In Oakland 5 months ago

    Dear Erika,
    Thank you for replying back to me. It was so nice of you to read my post and tell me what you liked about it. For the questions that you asked I believe that violence if it weren’t to stop know it can get worse in the future. In my opinion I think if the community were to get together it would probably spread awareness but it wouldn’t…[Read more]

  • Dear, Alex

    I am showing interest on your blog because it really caught my attention how you you believe that gentrification causes people to move out and not be able to afford a place to live. A sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “ People might start to work more hours to make their paycheck a bit higher. Maybe 1 job at night and one i…[Read more]

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    Violence In Oakland

     

    Did you know that  Oakland is the most crime-ridden city in California, according to the FBI? It’s also the second-most dangerous city in the country behind Detroit (NBC Bay Area).  E

    • Dear Joana,
      I like what you wrote in your blog you put in so much detail on how Oakland changed with the people you interviewed and the research you also did. One sentence that stands out for me is “Oakland is really dangerous especially in certain places more than others. You can’t just roam around the streets and be sure no harm will be done. Everytime I would see and hear police cars passing by due to violence”(Flores). I agree with this person because something similar happens around my community is like an everyday life. You would hear police cars pass by and you already have an idea that its do to violence. As I read your blog Do you think that violence would make any changes in the future? Or Do you think if the community gathers together they can make changes to violence in the future?

      Sincerely,
      Erika

      • Dear Erika,
        Thank you for replying back to me. It was so nice of you to read my post and tell me what you liked about it. For the questions that you asked I believe that violence if it weren’t to stop know it can get worse in the future. In my opinion I think if the community were to get together it would probably spread awareness but it wouldn’t stop the violence completely. Thanks again for reading my blog.

  • Artist Statement

    Joana Elias

     

    For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet I decided to make a book jacket. My book jacket shows two people who fell in love but can’t be together because the girl’s

  • Paola,
    Your shadow box is very unique and interesting. I really like how you added the fence and the light to your box because they really stand out. I also appreciate you for sharing personal stuff about you and your family. I liked when u said that you don’t believe what other people say about you and you know that those statements aren’t tru…[Read more]

  • Erika, I really liked your shadows box because you added things that mattered to you like pictures of your family and friends. I also like how you explained your dominant and counter narrative. When you said that people assume that you are weak and can’t play sports, I really liked that because you then explained that’s not true and you don…[Read more]

  • Shadow Box

    Joana Elias

     

    This shadow box represents me because I chose to bring in objects that represented my identity as much as possible. My Ethnicity is Salvadoran and Mexican, my Nationality is American,

    • Lexi replied 9 months ago

      Dear Joana,
      How do you feel about women being associated with emotions? Do you feel this is accurate, or was this more of a spur of the moment thing. How do you feel about your culture, and do you find it a constant part of who you are? Does it set you apart? I really liked how you put in the Golden Gate Bridge, even though youve never been there the fact that you like it says a lot on who you are, and what your passions are. Thank you for sharing!
      Lexi Thomsen

    • Dear Joanna,
      I am impressed with your shadow box because it has a lot of detail, color, and objects and it really pops out. An object that stood out to me from your shadow box was the bridge. First it catches my attention because it is one of the biggest object but also because it has me thinking about what it may mean to you. Maybe it is an object that represents you overcoming your obstacles or an object that represents you liking San Francisco. I think the bridge was a good object to add into your shadow box because it really seems like it represents you and it make your box look really nice as well. Thanks for sharing your shadow box with us. I look forward to seeing what you do next because it looks like you are a very creative person and your projects are really interesting. -Elizabeth

    • Dear joana,Wow i really like how you made your shadowbox and it looks interesting ,and i like that you put the golden bridge because i also like to go in any bridge having fun with my family.But i also i have a question for you .How many days you took to finish the bridge? .Who help you ?.
      I also make a shadowbox similar than yours but at Fremont high school.

      -Maria Pablo

      • Dear Maria,
        Thank you for taking time to read my description and looking at my shadow box. It was also cool to know someone new that also likes the bridge. For the first question, I made the bridge in one day and I did it myself. Thanks again for reading it and for asking questions.

    • Hi my name is Tevita and i’m writing from Fremont High.
      I was very impressed on how you made that bridge and the car. Was it hard and did it take long? Did you have fun doing it?

    • Dear Joana,
      Its me Paola I was so impressed that you go to share something from yourself. I love all the detail things that you have and how you talk about dominant narrative and connecting it to the real world. When I was reading your statement I got so connected with you and i love how you talk about were you’re from and kept telling us about you. One sentence that stand out o me was ” It says that women are strong and I really agree with that because most people assume the opposite”(Joana). I totally agree with you people see us as that but don’t really open up. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to see what you write next time.

    • Hi my name is Crystal i am a student in Fremont High School. I liked how you wanted represent yourself and i think that you did a good job. I think your shadowbox ended up looking cute from the inside. Was it hard for you to make the bridge? I’m looking forward to seeing your work in the future

      Thanks for sharing,Crystal

  • Dear Eduardo,

    It’s good that you’re writing about this because it’s very important and interesting. You explain everything really well and I understand that you are aware of racism and you want to do something about it. I really like how you took your own time to research more information because it really helps to spread the word so that more p…[Read more]

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