where my soul belongs
If police detectives, or potential employers looked through my browser history, I think I would be most embarrassed about the simple words and phrases in Spanish I’ve had to Google Translate.
If you want to change something about yourself, whether it is your hair color, your makeup, or your nose, I support you. If you do not, then I support you in that. I urge you to do exactly what you want to do to make yourself feel beautiful. And I’m not talking about beauty according to magazine standards or Hollywood standards, but your standards.
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at email@example.com and we could work something out!
I was accepted into University of California, Irvine! :D
This weekend was kind of a blur of naps and heat and drinks and food and failed studying with my derpy cuddle bear who got into CSU Northridge!
Now it’s time to apply for ALL the scholarships and maybe loans because you guys, I’m so seriously.