North Reading, MA
My name is Jenna Barrows. I grew up in the Boston Area of Massachusetts with all white ancestors. I believe it does not matter what color skin you have or where you are from. You can choose how you want to identify yourself and what culture you want to embody. These words came to mind as I read other racecards for this project. Reading others’ stories sparked an inspiration that we should all listen to each other’s stories. Whether we are examining our own race or someone else’s, we need to dig deeper. Dig deeper into their background and what their life has been like. We really have no clue about other culture’s histories other than our own. I challenge everyone to dig deeper into learning more and not sticking with the stereotypes so embedded in the world.