This week, our school took part in the walkout for the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. All of us stood outside and walked around the school in silence for 17 minutes. Taking part in this was the highlight of my week. I felt really proud and happy, especially for the teachers. I could tell that this moment meant a lot to them. It was a very emotional moment for me. When some of my friends were really emotional and cried a little bit, I realized that this wasn’t just some walkout, it was a very important moment in history.
This week, we also worked on the background for our stencil portraits. Our group was the first one to get the wood boards since we had already all of our cutouts done a week before. For mine, I used yellow, pink, and red magazine cutouts. To emphasize the idea of feminism and body image, I added empowering words and I cut out the face of every body I used in order to send a message. I’m very excited to put a stencil on top already. I really wish that we were doing a stencil of our face instead of a stranger.
The interview for my social advocate didn’t really work out. It was really hard for me to find a social advocate for body image, but once I did I was really happy. It all went downhill when she couldn’t come to school to do the interview because she went on vacation, so I’m going to do it through email. I really wished I could’ve done it in person.