Audience: Michael Epstein



Jannica has done something really important here. She has taken her unique story and told it in a way that generalizes to experiences we have all had. Jannica made us understand how we allow our identities to be constructed by external forces, and how we might have an opportunity to reject such forces and instead choose to define ourselves. We not only sympathize and empathize with her, but we feel the parallels with our own struggles. Most importantly, she took us to a conclusion that showed that if she was able to find her footing and continue to search for her truths, we all can find ways to conquer our challenges and find ourselves.