Photo Essay : #Identity
by Chit Min Maung ( http://www.cmmaung.me/ )
Who are you, anyway? Do you have an identity? What constitutes your identity? Who your parents are? Where you were born? What you do for a living?
“Identity” has a troubling history. In the name of identities, lines have been drawn between who may govern themselves and who is enslaved, who can live in the neighborhood and who is excluded, who can and who cannot vote, and who does and who does not have basic “human rights”. In fact, many have argued that embracing racial, ethnic, or gender identities implies an acceptance of roles that have been defined by oppression, while organizing around identities repeats the exclusionary and divisive practices of the dominant culture.