Our self portraits we our personally taken and selected photos that we chose to go with the poem that was written about us. I took mine while a couple of my friends and I took a trip to Rosarito, Baja California for the weekend. I specifically took it there surround by plants because I love both adventure and traveling and it represented both parts of me.
During thisproject we took some time to read different types of articles. One of the articles I chose to read was, "Same Anger, Different Ideologies: Radical Muslism and Neo-Nazi"
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This article talked about modern day Nazi's. The included stories of people affected by this and mentioned different the all the dangers of this. My favorite quote from this article is, “If we had met 15 years ago we probably would have killed each other,” Mr. Ahmed said. “Now Robert is a friend.” It comes to show how big a difference 15 years can make.
For exhibition our whole team split up into different groups. Each group was a different category of some type of writing piece we did. The group I decided to join was, "We belong to the tribe of". Earlier during the project one of quick write prompts was, "Make of list of what tribes you belong too," Some of my tribes were, tennis players, bookworms, latinas, dragon zodiac and so on. As a group we decided to divide ourselves into threes. The Mexican group, the American group, and the bilingual group. I was part of the bilingual group. Down below is an example of one of lines.
Mexican: I belong to the tribe of Dia de los Muertos.
American: I belong to the tribe of Halloween.
Bilingual: We belong to the tribe of Spiritual Remembrance
Our purpose was to showcase the differences between the cultures but then show how we connect as one.