By: Emely Gil
The object that I decided to add in my Shadow Box represent my counter narrative. The first item I added to my Shadow Box was a Mexican flag because I have decided that one of my races is Mexican because the majority of my family is Mexican. The second item I decided to add was the flag of the United States. I decided to add this to my box because I was born in the United States which means that my nationality is American. Moreover, I decided to add a picture of me and my little brother. This picture represent me being the oldest sibling, which is one of my assigned identities. Additionally, the other object that I decided to add to my Shadow Box was a picture of me. This picture represents my gender identity, gender expression, chosen and assigned identity. It also represents me being female. Moreover, another identity I chose to represent in my Shadow Box is me being a teenager. Additionally, I chose to add La Virgen de Guadalupe because this is a very big part of my identity. Being Catholic comes with lots of celebrations. Finally, I decided to add a cantarito. I decided to add this because it was something that I was given my grandmother who passed away. The cantaritos remind me of her because she had the exact same set but bigger. And that makes the cantaritos very special to me.