Discover Yourself Project: Personal Objects
In continuation of the Discover Yourself Project led by Leafy Yeh, DVGS students photographed their personal objects as another method of discovering themselves externally.
For those who would like to participate, the following video produced by Leafy includes instructions for this part of her self-discovery guide. To learn more about “Discover Yourself,” feel free to visit Leafy’s
Pictured below is a selection of photos of personal objects, taken by the students at DVGS.
“People come and go, but memories linger. This object takes me back to the first few years of high school. Though our class, reckless and a little sassy, got into some trouble, we had each other’s backs through it all. ”
-Sola Long (Class of 2021) “This bracelet is from my mom. Because she doesn’t wear it often, she left it to me before she went back to China. ”
-Yoyo Ji (Class of 2022) “I bought it in an antique shop that was by the road side in England. The man that sold it to me was not a native to England, and we had a small chat and he told me that although he has lived in England for most of his life, he is still treated differently because of his skin. I could sympathize with him for when I am back in my home country, I am also judged based on my appearance too. However, he told me that despite these challenges, he still embraces and takes great pride in his ethnicity.” -Rachel Blythe (Class of 2022) “I’ve been very homesick lately and thought starting a new instrument could make me a little more happy. My parents sent me this and I’ve started learning a bit. My friends and i are starting a jazz band, so reserve your tickets now because they will be out before you know it ” -Katie Finnegan (Class of 2024 “I got the rabbit when I was in 3rd or 4th grade; Jiajia got it for me when she went to travel. We have the same ones. She(rabbit) is five years old now.”
-Shine Yuan (Class of 2024) “I remember at my previous school, when I was deciding which instrument to learn, I chose the flute because my sister played the flute. However my band director insisted that I join the clarinets, and I ended up loving it!”
-Hailey Tran (Class of 2024) “My mom gave me this necklace box for my birthday many years ago.”
-Katherine Wang (Class of 2024)
“This book was given to me by my mom when we were on the airplane to hawaii. she wrote a message inside of the book about how she’s proud of me and how she enjoys that i express myself through art and reading.”
-Alexandria Davis (Class of 2025) “I chose this object because I got it with my cousin in Chicago and I made great memories when I went on that trip so this is part of that memory.”
-Megan Dang (Class of 2025)
“I went to Tofino, BC with my family to have a surfing trip this summer, and this object brings back the good memories that we had.”
-Dora Long (Class of 2026)
Once again, thank you Leafy for creating this amazing project!