About Me

This IS a Learning Experience: Who am I?

Here’s a picture of me:Screenshot 2015-06-27 at 9.07.58 PM

and another:Screenshot 2015-06-27 at 9.08.11 PM

and… one more:Screenshot 2015-07-03 at 2.27.57 AM

SO, with these photos alone, are you able to tell my Gender? I believe that’s a given “yes”, but how about my Eye color and Race? Yes to those too? Ok, great; Let’s step it up a level: When you look REALLY CLOSE, can you see my interests? Or my history? No? Not even with a magnifying glass, could you find my IQ score or my sexual orientation? NO?? Unbelievable. It’s almost as if you can’t tell ANYTHING about a person’s true self by looking at them. It’s never right to assume one thing about one person, especially based off of their physical appearance; But we’ve made it so easy “nowadays,” to put people in categories with labels on their foreheads, so OUR brains don’t have to work hard to figure them out. Are we that scared of branching out, and getting to know others?

A well-spoken quote from the marvelous Dr.Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds, comes TO mind, and bare with me; It’s lengthy but worth every second:

Screenshot 2015-07-03 at 2.49.44 AM“When you look at me, you jump to a particular set of conclusions.
It’s human nature to make assumptions based on appearance. It’s an outdated primal instinct born of our need to quickly assess our surroundings.
Of course, in this modern era, those assumptions tend to be very wrong and often quite hurtful.”

I believe it’s time to step out of the Stone Age and make a change. So does anyone want to get started? *hand raise* I will:

Hello, My name is Chenise Calhoun. I’m an incoming Freshman @ TowsonU (class of 2019). I enjoy learning languages, physics, Doctor Who, Criminal Mind’s very own Spencer Reid, Sherlock, Law and Order (svu only), traveling, meeting new people, trying new foods, Pentatonix, Marina and the Diamonds, French/German/Spanish/Indian music, vegan foods, FOB, Panic!, YouTube(rs), the phrase “I think tattoos are cool, on other people,”……..
candy corn…..
Michael Jackson……
the Pinyin system………..
Koala bears…………………………..
and much more c:
I believe I am more than just my interests, but also that my interests make up a big part of who I am and who I want to be. Now, Your turn…

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