Something that I learned this week was when we had launched our project, at first I honestly was not very excited. I wasn’t very interested because I didn’t really know what sharing our zines would do, I thought it would just be pointless. When we were introduced to the people who had come to talk about their own personal stories about being a social advocate it really changed my opinion. It was honestly super interested, I feel like everyone was really engaged. I never really thought as simple as anyone could do something or even have their career based on being a social advocate, I never thought about what it actually meant to be a social advocate in the start.
I feel like it is important knowing about these social issues that have been brought up to our attention and presented from my peers because these little things apply to everyone as much as you don’t think it does. We might not even notice where the issue is in our everyday life routine if we might be doing something wrong and being aware of it and having the slightest change can impact a lot.
I thought Irma’s story was super interesting, it completely shifted from her childhood to what she’s doing now. She creates art in the community (murals). I consider myself an artist, and love creating things. I never really thought about making art and having a meaning behind it or something that makes a difference. Something about the was Irma talked about her art and the outcome made me want to start doing something with my talents and passions. This will be one of my next goals, finding a way to have meaning behind my drawings.
I am super excited to create a zine now because I feel like they are going to turn out super cool, and I kind of am thinking of making my own too. Creating the little drawings on ideas for peoples zines in the presentation slip was super interesting because you could see everyones deeper understanding and creativity in the drawings. And also it was fun brainstorming and creating something thoughtful in a unique way.
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Hi, my name is Anna Nicole.