Rutgers University | Division of Student Affairs – New Brunswick
To introduce this slide… this is me! As minimalistic and expressive as I could have, I designed this slide to embody the minor slights and rather profound elements that make up my identity. I latch my picture onto a novel’s page the same way I latch most of my education experience and takeaways with literature and the arts. I add line art of female bodies and a lion as a nod to my tattoos that I received during critical life stages. The female bodies symbolize my most recent forearm tattoo. I chose this tattoo to represent who I am as a beautiful woman– closely related to the meaning of “Sonia” in Hindi: beautiful woman. I got this in a time of self-reflection concerning my own body and my beauty as a young independent woman. The lion symbolizes my second thigh tattoo– closely related to the meaning of my family name “Singh,” which means lion, who many regard as the king of the jungle (hence the saying “Singh is King.” Yet, I chose to specifically get a lioness because I am proud to be a Punjabi woman. Finally, the bottom left quote symbolizes a vast part of my life, which includes respect and love for others and, of course, the Korean language. To translate this: “To love others is to see yourself in them.” This quote represents a significant part of who I am, as I live my days subconsciously being aware of how others play a role in my life and how I play a role in theirs.