My shadow box represents the dominant and counter-narrative of my identities as a Latina woman from Oakland.
I decided to make the outside of my box represent dominant and counter-narratives of my identity. I added pictures of former President Donald Trump, because of the racist/sexist thing has said. His words have affected my family and have influenced the opinions of his supporters. I also added pictures of typically “girly” things, like makeup or flowers. The dominant narrative about my women is that they’re supposed to be feminine and proper.
I decided to make the inside of my box my chosen identities and counter-narratives. I added pictures of the Mexican and American flags because I’m proud of my Mexican heritage and it’s a big part of my identity. I added an isle and a painting to symbolize the artistic things I do. I added pictures of me and my brothers because I’m so close with them.