I AM HER EXHIBITION at SKYLINE COLLEGE: Sophia Rose Tuvailagi Faupusa
“I am Samoan, Salvadorian, and Italian . I've been Tahitian dancing since I was 2, and I have been playing basketball since I was 5 years. My mom had breast cancer 6 years ago and without basketball, I wouldn’t have been able to deal with everything I was going through. In Polynesian culture, a woman’s hair is important. It symbolizes her journey and what she has been through, so my hair is a real big part of my life. The cap is important because I will be the first grandchild to graduate from college in my family, and the way I am seated is the way that Samoan’s sit during dances and everyday life."
The "We are the Revolution tours allow is a result of the educational programming around my personal exhibition "Who we are: the will to adorn. Within these tours students are provided a lecture, pop up exhibit, an intimate portrait session, and a student photography exhibit. The interactive photography session allows students and educators to be involved in titling each exhibition.