Reconsidering My Autobiography

We were asked to take another look into the autobiography we wrote for our ecs210 class and look for hidden messages and things that we did not address such as gender, sexuality and race.

I did not directly address that I was a female in my autobiography because I had the assumption that it would be known from my name. I did mentioned that I had a boyfriend and that he was from Jamaica, but I did not state that I was white because it is usually, unfortunately, assumed. I talked about learning a new culture and from this it could be assumed that I am not Jamaican but it still doesn’t say what race I am.

I found it important for my identity to address my Jamaican boyfriend because he has supported me throughout the school semesters and learning about his culture has changed my views and has opened my eyes to many things around me.


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