Curating Living Space
We each create our home world – the surroundings in which we relax, connect and rebuild. Often we populate this space with images and mementos that inspire us and remind us about the people who are important to us. Just seeing images in the background of our lives gets into our subconscious. This is especially important for minority races and ethnicities who navigate in the dominant culture all day.
Children need to see evidence that people who look and sound like them are “present.” Who do they see on the walls? Magazine covers? Bookshelves? What music is the soundscape of their early lives? Soon enough they will be in that outside world, but it is great to know that they already have some sense of the fullness of their own heritage.