what brenda almaraz?
There are many social and cultural issues that are important to me, but gender inequality, racism, discrimination, and immigration are the ones that I am most passionate about. The numerous documentaries that I have seen regarding these issues have impacted me and have even changed my perception of society. These issues are inevitable as they appear in many places throughout the United States and have impacted many.
I love art. Art is captivating to the eye; it provokes the mind to wander and think about the message and just enjoy the different techniques that when combined create an amazing piece. Sometimes, though very little now, I would grab my sketch book and stare out my window and draw the trees and the stores, or draw from my memory allowing my mind to get a little creative. Oftentimes, I think of having a day in which the rush of New York City stops and things go back to a point in time in which individuals greet each other on the streets and the idea of reciprocity exists.
There are many things that I wish I could do, but one goal that I am working towards is being an Anthropologist who studies the foundation of the indigenous culture along Latin America through language and kinship analysis. Traveling and learning about cultures are important to me which is why my dream job is to be an anthropologist.
Currently I am involved with La Voz and Adelante. Both these clubs/groups are important to me because of the methods in which students express themselves and learn important issues, whether it is by writing a newsletter or creating websites; the message is still conveyed. Through these clubs, I have gotten familiar with and discovered the world of social media. I use social media primarily for school-related things like contacting classmates and professors, but sometimes I use it to follow activists to stay updated on social issues with the protests and events that are occurring both in and out of school.
In the eighteen years that I lived thus far, my family and I have moved three times. I have lived in Midtown West, and various places in the Bronx, but none compare to the la casa azul (the blue house) in Matamoros, Coahuila that I call home. Since the very first time I stepped foot in la casa azul I fell in love with it; it is spacious, filled with fresh air, the fresh fruit from the garden, and most of all it is blue--my favorite color.
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