Feb. 21 In class writing

I am sure there has been an instance, where I have felt that way. It is usually normal to feel like an outsider sometimes. Behavioral habits when meeting people or introducing yourself can be naturally hesitant or shy. There has been a time I have felt judged on my appearance, as If I look like I am from a certain place or part of a different group. Sometimes people can perceive me as a negative view, It seems normal in our society today.

Most people judge others without recognizing it, almost without intention. I believe it is part of our nature to see others differently, even if you are an accepting person. There will always be another person that is “better” than you, but you cannot necessarily control others and how they think of you. There is always an opportunity to change the image of yourself, but naturally, humans judge without really thinking about it.

February 12th 2018

In class blog writing:

Living in a different environment at home, the change of liberalism here and how it differs. Different tensions and where people grew up in versus here. There are many opposing views on cultural understanding and politics. The society I was raised in I didn’t particularly agree with but that was how most people lived by and believed.

It is a change of perspective living here where people are more open to political views. There is more of an optimistic and open environment here. The change of diversity and cultural values. The atmosphere of being able to express views more openly and fewer judgments.

Feb. 7th

Maddy Martin

In this assignment, it may become tough to find a good balance between finding the right audio to present your essay well. The musical choice needs to relate to the identity of the story. The expectations in the audio story need a good calm tone that reads the story well. It might be hard to keep your voice projected and avoid studdering. I think this essay experience will be more interesting and something different to try.

Feb. 5th

In reading, Nathan Centeno he focuses on the main issues in the U.S today. He explains the depiction behind each main point very detailed and efficient. He ties in the story and how it relates to the reader. The writing format of his response was very organized and met the requirements for analyzing the article.

Its more on the shorter side, where he can definitely expand with his ideas. He does give concrete details, I would recommend 2 concrete details than an opinion to really emphasize what he wants to convey to the reader. By doing this keeping them more engaged in the summary of his writing.

Feb 2nd

Maddy, Leo, Will

  • Most people like to surround themselves with the same identity
  • They feel more comfortable because they can relate easier
  • Language barriers are a division of communicating
  • Most of the cultures differ by how they custom themselves growing as a society
  • Racial differences are a barrier of  relating to one another
  • Government jobs have different beliefs that they feel comfortable in the place they live in and grew up in, resulting them in staying in a place of comfort best known to them
  • Geography is a way we find ourselves divided from people
  • Social status is a way of separating by inferiority
  • Treating others based on their stereotypes
  • Lower class people cant find trust in people of higher positions

We do not have some different ideas about both the essays because they are telling what’s happening in our daily life. Even though we want racial and cultural diversity in the United States, we still prefer to live with people we are comfortable with.

January 29th

Patricia Graham, Madison Martin, and Rosalie Palmisano


A transgender is defined as someone whose gender differs from the one they were given when they were born. Transgenders can identify as male or female, or they may feel that neither label fits them. Transgenders may transition or change from the gender they were given at birth in order to express their chosen gender. Many transgenders are prescribed hormones by their doctors or undergo surgery in order to bring their body better into alignment with their chosen gender. Everyone, whether transgender or not, has a gender identity.

Transgenders face a variety of concerns in today’s society. Being transgender can be very difficult because the acceptance of others is not easy to face. Their appearance can be somewhat unclear sometimes which undermines their confidence as an individual. In some cases, they feel that the label they are considered doesn’t fit who they are. Some of these individuals may identify as queer, bisexual, heterosexual, or homosexual.

Because transgender people have always existed throughout history, but only recently has seen an increase in visibility in daily life and popular culture, the transgender community is a place where this denomination of people can feel accepted and support each other when they don’t get the sense of belonging they need from society. Resources online and elsewhere have been established to make this community easily accessible to people who have difficulties finding a safe place to be themselves. These resources are places where transgender people can talk to others about issues they are facing in their daily lives, seek support, or simply find friends they can be themselves around. The transgender community is becoming more important in society today as these people try to find a space they feel truly comfortable.











January 26th, 2018

Meaning of Name Assignment:

It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Madison is “son of the mighty warrior”

Madison goes against the grain and thrives with
liberal ideas and freedom of expression.

The name Martin is of Latin origin.
The meaning of Martin is “of Mars the god of war, warlike”.

It was given to me because my mom wanted to call my sister Madison but called her Morgan.

When I was younger I was uncomfortable to say my name, but not embarrassed.

I did not change my name at any time.


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