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This project, “Reflection of Another Self”, is an art suite that combines music and poetry and portrays my process of accepting, understanding and overcoming trauma. The purpose of this project is to find ways of freeing ourselves; of understanding who we are and how we want the world to be. Through extensive research on music, poetry, and psychology, as well as diving into problems such as racism, sexism, and inequality in the world, I created an art suite divided into three movements or steps - Acceptance, Understanding & Overcoming. Each movement is composed of two music compositions accompanied by a poem or samples that describe the different feelings and emotions I felt while diving into my personal trauma. My hope is that by portraying my process of self-discovery and self-acceptance, I can help and inspire others to overcome their trauma, the same way the music and poetry have helped me.

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Boston Campus


trauma research; racism; sexism; art; music composition; poetry; visual arts


Project Components: paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), audio files (ZIP file containing 6 .wav files), scores (ZIP file containing 5 .pdf documents), videos (ZIP file containing 3 .mp4 files).

Reflection of Another Self - Accepting, Understanding & Overcoming Trauma