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Taylor Keener AMD 467 11 September 2017 Individual Assignment: Embracing Otherness, Embracing Self A) According to Newton, what was the key to her success as an actress? Newton explains that her key to her success as an actress was the very lack of self that use to make her feel anxious and insecure. She could recognize the “somebody in the nobody.” While Newton was an actress, she talks about how she didn’t have a real sense of self from an early age and it continued into her adult years as an actress. Because of this she was able to relate and become completely immersed into whatever role she was playing at the time which allowed her to become an amazing actress. When Newton sets aside her "identity," she finds her "self." B) At age of 19, Newton realized that her “definition of self has lost a huge chunk of its credibility”. Why? When Newton was recently interviewed, she lost a lot of credibility because when she was asked to define race and after thinking about the question she answered “skin color.” During the interview she was told by the interviewer that there is more genetic
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