I am happy with your essay/statement “I am Who I am” because it was amazing. While reading your artist statement I felt a little excited and of course happy as you know about the information you shared and how big your statement was. One line that stands out to me was,” I wanna show my parents that I’m able to be on an indepen…[Read more]
While reading your artist statement I got a feeling of joy because I felt that your words really made me feel happy. I like how much pride and love you have for yourself. I felt happy to read that. One line that stood out to me was, “I have a bracelet or necklace with a cross and that represents I am religious and that I am C…[Read more]
My shadow box represents some of my identities and fights some dominant narratives with my counter narratives. In my shadow box I have two ballet slippers. I used to do ballet. A visual stereotype/dominant
Hi! My name is Jason and I am writing from Fremont High School.
I was impressed that you were into ballet! I never knew anyone from Oakland had that interest. Why do you think that is a counter narrative for you to be into ballet?
Hey, Im una from Fremont High School. I like how colorful your shadowbox is. I heard that you´ve been to mexico! Do you like it in Mexico? I heard that it´s really nice out there. Do the beads mean a lot to you?
Hey there, I’m Lanavia, and I’m from fremont. I like the way you used your culture in your shadow box. I also heard that you visit mexico often! I’ve never been there, but id like to visit. Why did you use jewlery in your shadowbox?
Hi I’m Lanavia from Fremont High School i like the way you made the little colorful chan hang from the top part. I also like that how in your shadowbox you did a good job by making it creative. That’s really good that you was feeling good with putting your little shoes in the box and all the other stuff. I feel like you really did a good job
I’m Violet from Okemos High School. I enjoyed learning a little bit more about yourself through objects. Even though we are strangers I fell like I’ve learned about you. I hope to read more form you in the near future.
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