Tag Archives: rite of passage


Wall Quotes at HB Woodlawn

Abstract: This piece is about painted wall quotes from graduating seniors at a high school in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Main Piece: (L is the informant and I is the interviewer) “L: At my school when you become a senior and you’re graduating, you get to write a quote on the wall. In your group…. Continue Reading »

New York Baptism

Main Piece: A New York Baptism is either the first time you get badly splashed by a taxi in NYC or the first time mysterious droplets (which might not be water) from above trickle onto your forehead. Context: The informant (OC) is half Paraguayan and half American, and she speaks both Spanish and English. Her… Continue Reading »

First drink at Stonewall

Main Piece: Many young LGBTQ+ individuals have their first legal or “official” drink at The Stonewall Inn when they turn 21. Context: The informant is half Paraguayan and half American, and she speaks both Spanish and English. Her mother immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, so the informant is first generation, but the… Continue Reading »