@IselaQuijas: What’s a defining moment i

@IselaQuijas: What’s a defining moment in your life? As a former high school drop out, my identity was stripped of any dignity when I became just another negative statistic to people. I was stereotyped as just another illiterate bimbo with no future in a low socio-economic community. This stereotype may not mean anything to people who aren’t trapped in those circumstances but for people like me, it plays a significant role in dictating what we get to do and not do. You’re robbed of opportunities and conceived as incompetent. Anyway, in the words of James Baldwin, I learned that, “you’ve got to tell the world how to treat you. If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.”
Film and Video Editing is a tool I use at my academic research institution to challenge the way individuals in my low socio-economic neighborhood are perceived. It’s my small way of telling the world how to treat me and it’s also what has led to wonderful experiences like meeting Ava Duvernay.
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