i The normative narrative that I chose to pursue is one that I’ve struggled with for most of my life. The narrative is that women are supposed to look a certain way, and this in turn affects how they should behave. This narrative is seen in my post, What’s Wrong with Pink? where a classmate … Continue reading Writing the Self Analysis: Gender
The bell rang. I meandered through the crush of kids to my locker, located in the best spot- by the cafeteria, on the way to the gym, and not too far from my home room. I shoved my backpack in, grabbed my binders and slammed the door. I set my lock- just in case, and … Continue reading Writing the Self #4: New Kicks
As I walked down the hallway, shuffling through the too-warm bodies of students just out of gym class, side passing boys covered in sawdust from shop class, and holding my breath through the clouds of perfume that seemed to follow certain girls; I heard a commotion of raucous laughter and the displeased voice of our … Continue reading Writing the Self #3: What’s Wrong with Pink?
It was a rainy Sunday, my family was traveling home from my sister’s high school rodeo- I forget which one. I was three or four years old, a picky eater and many of my family’s acquaintances referred to me as “precocious.” I spent most of my childhood around teenagers and adults as we spent most … Continue reading Writing the Self #2: Hands
In an ideal Canada, we would all consider ourselves as “Treaty people.” The treaties signed in the past of this country impact all of us in some way. The impact of those treaties are still very much felt to this day. Not every person in Canada considers themselves as a Treaty person. They either … Continue reading Reading Response (October 3)
This has been a difficult post to craft. The sense of home that is deeply ingrained to a certain place is a concept that is hard to grasp for me. I am a child of the road. Not in the meaning that my family has moved a lot, but rather, my family has traveled lots throughout my … Continue reading Writing the Self #1: Home