Ann Amir is a beautiful girl who loves fashion and makeup and hair. She is a Copt with African roots in the Sudan. Her words on this project are some of the most touching and poignant I have heard. Clearly, her soul is as beautiful as her face.
|Ann Amir is in the back row, third from the left, with her hand to her chin.|
The whole project aimed at experiencing the life of the custodians, and how they do their work every day. Actually, I thought of it more than that. I really liked to do their job for one day, or rather for couple of hour. I found that they are doing so much work even more than any other person who works in a higher level of jobs. Furthermore, they were not born to be custodians. I meet one of them who used to work in a law firm, but she moved to be a custodian for a higher salary. Perhaps not all of them have the same situation, but still, if they found another job with a good salary, they would be anything else other than custodians.
|Ann tries to clean the whiteboard in a classroom. It is not as easy as it looks.|
|Ann and Carrie seem to be enjoying their grueling assignment.|
After doing this project, I feel like I want to apply it with everyone I meet every day. I would like to apply it with my doorman and see how my neighbors are dealing with him. I would like to apply it with the public bus or taxi driver and check how he thinks and how people act towards him. I would like to apply it with the office boy at my work. I guess if I could do this, I will show people surrounding them that these taxi drivers, doorman, or office boy, are people whom have their own feelings. Also, may be, I will be able to deliver a message that anyone of us might be in their shoes if we have the same situation as they do.
|Ann is third from the right front row.|
|Ann is third from the left, front row.|
Thank you Ann, for your heartfelt and thoughtful reflections. WMB