Somewhere over the rainbow

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‘Somewhere over the rainbow’

By Dakota Rose Chen

Oconee County Schools K-12

"My square shows how I deal with resistance. The black and white child represents me as a child, before I encountered any resistance. The carving of little me is deeper and smoother. The rainbow woman is the me I'm growing to be. This carving is less deep as wisdom has filled it. There are grooves in it that symbolize the trials that she has gone through and the rainbows symbolize how much she's grown. I have a mentor named Julia and she is resilient! She had such a hard childhood but has used it to help to many people with her same circumstances, including me. She's such a strong woman who I look up to. "