“This is me”

I put this image in the front pocket of my classwork binder and a couple of students asked me what it meant. I walked them through each identity, explaining very matter-of-factly what each one was (“huh” was their only response when I explained what transgender meant). Then we talked about why each marker of identity was included in this circle. A few students asked me if they could have a copy too. Later when I handed some out, one little girl took out a bright purple pen and circled “hispanic” and “female” – proudly saying “This is me”. She eyed “undocumented” and asked me to explain what it meant one more time. She looked at me, looked at the paper, and then circled it.

“This is me too.”


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  1. Mariam George says:

    Thoughtful and well said.

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