The alter ego I created is a stereotypical corporate bitch– she received an Ivy league education and used her business management skills to claw her way to the top of a travel magazine company where she reigns supreme as CEO.
For this assignment, our alter egos were tasked with interviewing each other. Ruth Rae was my interviewee, a superhero turned spoken word poet using her literary skills to uplift viewers through her spoken word performances.
The unlikely pairing made for an interesting interview. Ruth’s humble and down to earth personality clashed with my stuck up attitude, but Ruth’s interview skills chipped away at my hard exterior and revealed a softness that had been lost.
During this unit, the class read a piece describing works by Marina Abramovic and Ulay. Although this didn’t directly inspire my writing or interview, I enjoy learning about Abramovic’s work because she is one of my favorite contemporary artists.