In this project we had to find are self's and the masks that we hide behind or the masks that we want you to see what ever strikes your fancy. in this project we first stated learning about the cycles of socialization. After we learned the basics socialization we had to learn about are self's and how we have been socialized by what culture we have grown up in by are parents beliefs and values. then we had to write an essay about are selves, then make a mask biased off are essay.
Rainey Scott Socialization and identity Section 1
The Mask I Live In
As humans we are socialized in many different ways because of our class, gender, race, sexuality, and disabilities or abilities. People judge us or think of us differently because we are either in target groups or agent groups. Target groups are group, of people women, anyone in the LGBT community, children, ect, People in agent groups are straight white men in the middle to upper class. We are also influenced in different ways and have an image in our head of what perfect is or what we need to be because of media, family, sports, peers, and religion these are the agents of socialization. These things impact us in a powerful way. These things make the norms, or rules, of our society. We are all socialized in many different ways we all have to be socialized or are they born with an innate ability to speak. We can end up theGenie from the documentary A Wild Child in the article they ask “do people learn language from their environment, or if you do not get socialized like Genie” can people learn a language at any time in their lives or must they learn to speak when they are young”. Then you can end up acting like an animal due to how you were treated. I have been socialized to think that I'm a girl, I have to wear dresses and makeup. You can only be one of two things: a girl or a boy. You definitely can't be both or like to be different. There is documentary called Two Spirits and I feel like I can relate to it because of the fact that this person has two ‘spirits,’ a boy and a girl. I have also been taught to think that since I don't live with my mom that I’m going to end up a drug addict and that people don't trust me because of other people's mistakes. I have been socialized to think that I’m a girl, I’m going to be something I’m not, and that I’m supposed to be perfect.
I have been socialized to think that I’m a girl and I can only like dresses but despite all these thing I still played with “masculine” toys. I think that toys should not have a gender and more things should be gender fluid. I feel as if I'm not just a girl or a boy I feel like I have masculine and feminine energy and I noticed that when I was a kid I did not play with gender specific toys. I played with winnie the pooh and Elmo. That could've been a part of why I am who I am now. I was still socialized to like dresses and makeup. Being trans fluid has put me in target group in different ways. Society has made being trans fluid different. In the same day documentary called two spirits this person was brutally murdered because of the fact that people did not like that they had “two spirits” I feel like we need to make a stance for people just like him. If I can accept people for who they are why can't they accept us.
I was socialized in a very different way. When I lived with my mom things were not normal and I did not even know it at the time. As a kid I was not socialized in the norm. As a kid I lived with mom which I do not live with now. When I went to live with my aunt and uncle I had to relearn how to interact with people. How to talk to people agen. When I started to live and think differently it made my whole perspective different it helped me to be a lot more grateful. When I moved I did not have anything and I was sleeping on a air mattress on the floor. The only thing I had was a journal and hope. When I learned that my mom had drug induced psychosis I had to learn to accept these things. I had to learn how to be able to talk to people again because after the age of eight I did not talk because I would get yelled at. As a person it helped me shape my identity it made me realize that things could be a lot worse and that there is so much more that I can appreciate.
Being a teen in a world where you are supposed to be perfect or even just supposed to have one gender. Just the fact that some one says that you have to be a heterosexual girl or boy is a world I don’t want to live in. I want to live in a world where it doesn't matter of your skin color different from mine or by the way you dress. I learned that it should not matter if I want to be a boy and a girl but people don't want that to be ok in this society. You can be yourself just don't let other people get in the way. I can help by being kind and helping the LGBT community I want to help break the harmful sicles of socialization. I want to be kind to as many people as possible because I don't know what they have been through. We as humans don't need to be harmful we just need to be nice. People don't kneed to treat other people in harsh ways. Im also going to try to help people with depression. I don't know if I make a big dent but I know that whatever the world wants to throw at me I can take it.
My mask represents both of my sides the feminine and masculine side with the pink and blue. The blue side is also the sad side because well first off it is a more sad color and also because before I came out I could never be that more masculine side of myself. The pink side is the happy side because I have always been able to be a girl and I love the color pink. Instead of making sure all of the words are spelt correctly on my mask i just let myself and all of my dyslexia and all.
project reflection: I grew as a writer in this project in many different ways to start off with one example I didn't even know what a tea paragraph was. It helped me a lot learn how use this form of paragraph, because this can help me be more firm with my writing. I also feel like this could help me in the future because this might be required in some jobs or if I go to college. In the first paragraph I used one of the documentary called A Wild Child in the article they ask “do people learn language from their environment, or if you do not get socialized like Genie” can people learn a language at any time in their lives or must they learn to speak when they are young”. I used that to connect the dots between my life and hers. I think one of the largest takeaways is the mask that I made because it really helped me realize who I am while being creative. I also got an A on my mask so I felt like I did a really good job I pout a lot of my effort into my mask on this project among other things. It also to help me realize that I’m not the only one that goes thru some of these things. It made me open my eyes to the fact that I am I good person and that is ok to be confident. I feel like I have grown as a project worker I have learned how to work with other people that I don't know as well. I learned how to be more firm with people yet still be kind to be a good leader. I feel like it made me a better listener to because we had to listen to a lot of people's opinions on the “team” remember to be soft on people and hard on content. I feel like I was also good at giving my opinion and help if it was kneaded. As a group member I helped in many different ways I helped by telling my story to help some people to see other perspectives. I helped with some of the electronic stuff for the exhibition I put the video that was in the hallway on the screen. I pout up a lot of the drapes in some of the rooms. If I could change anything about the exhibition if I did it again I would have wanted to be in the gender group because I know a lot about gender and I know that it is a touchy subject for some people, and i feel like im good at explaining things in a non harsh way.