@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.”
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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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