I really like the symbolism you used with the variety of objects. You did a really good job at explaining the picture of the eyes with the rose and the representation of the lights is really cool. One of my favorite things from this post was when you said “you see I’m a female but that doesn’t mean I’m weak” because I am also a latin…[Read more]
One of the things I really liked about your shadowbox was the way you talked about the negative stereotypes people have about you and towards the end of the publication you talked about who you truly are, I think that’s really empowering. To further your thinking I would like to ask some questions, Why do people marginalize others?…[Read more]
Amazing shadow box post, it is great to see young people talk about their ethnicity and culture. One of the reasons why I really liked this shadow box was because as a latina I feel identified with this publication, I know what it feels to be marginalized, again good job I like the variety of objects you included.To further your thinking here are…[Read more]
My name is Luz Morales I attend to Fremont High and I really like your shadow box because I can relate to your story as a latina I know what it feels like to be marginalized in a box full of stereotypical beliefs. One of the things that I really liked about this piece was the part where you talked about your religion and breaking…[Read more]
Your piece was unbelievably electrifying and a true beauty to read. I truly have never read a student piece so powerful and personal as this. I can’t even begin to relate to the situation described in your piece because of what a privileged life I’ve led, and how I’ve grown up. This kind of writing strikes readers right in the heart, and the images it brings to mind are realistic and fathomable. The mix of language in your writing shows the influence your culture has had on you and ho you’ve responded to these effects. I’m so impressed by this piece, and truly want to hear more based on this piece specifically. The message of staying true to the gender you were assigned at birth, and the so called responsibilities that come with that is so important to bring to light in our world today, and this piece does so in a creative, imaginative, beautifully immersive way. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to read this! It was truly astounding!
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.