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Draw My Life

students participating in Draw My Life

“What makes us who we are?”

Students created their own “Draw My Life” video to publish and present during a film festival. “Draw my Life” is a Youtube tag started in 2013 where people around the world share their identity, key life experiences, and views by drawing their life on a whiteboard and narrating the images. By creating a video, students were invited to examine their identity, multicultural selves, stereotypes, and culture. Through watching the videos of peers and people all over the world, students were given an invitation to reflect and see themselves in a speaker. Sometimes, videos offered a window to a new perspective. All of the stories helped students analyze how place shapes culture and choices, examine different cultural regions and their influence on the world, and develop skills of introspection.