February 9, 2018

Essay 1: Free-write 

Even though we’ve been talking about doing this audio essay for a week now, I still have no idea what I want to talk about. It’s suppose to be non-fiction and something that I’ve done or I’ve experienced but, I hate talking about myself. I do not like telling people about myself because it just makes me feel uncomfortable. The only thing I can think of that I could potentially talk about is my struggle with my racial identity growing up. It’s not something people usually talk about but I feel like it may be interesting to others. I want to be able to add in different kinds of music because music was a huge part in growing up and people used to judge me for liking certain kinds of music because they didn’t think that it matched with my ethnicity. The only worry I have about talking about this is that I won’t be able to fit it in in 3 minutes or less.

Essay 1: Outline

  • Topic: My racial identity
    • being mixed
    • other people’s attitudes towards me
      • music
      • how I act
      • how I speak
    • my mom’s views
    • the internal struggle with identifying with one group or the other
    • not feeling accepted in either community

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