Explorations question #2

For this week's question I would like you to engage in a brief two-part exercise:

1) choose an item that you brought to school in order to make your room feel more like "home." This could be something you brought to hang on your wall, something that sits on your desk, or whatever. The important thing is that it be something publicly visible that says "home" to you. Then write a bit about what that thing represents, and what kind of identity you think it performs.

2) ask someone else in the class -- could be your roommate, could be someone else -- what they think that item says about you. In their eyes, what identity does it perform? Write a bit about their repsponse and any potential discrepancies between what you intended the item to perform and what they thought that it was performing.

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