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From the Ted Talk "Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: A mother and son united by love and art"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

DW: ____, that year I graduated, I got ________. Yep, he was right. And I had you, and I shook off that sexist ________ that he used against me and picked up my camera and made photographs daily, and made photographs of my pregnant belly as I prepared for graduate school. But I _______ about also that black photographers were missing from the history books of photography, and I was looking for ____ to tell a story. And I ran across Gordon Parks' book "A ______ of Weapons," which was his _____________. I began photographing and making images, and I tucked away that contact sheet that I made of my pregnant belly, and then you inspired me to create a new piece, a piece that said, "A woman taking a place from a good man," "You took the space from a ____ man," and then I used that language and reversed it and said, "I made a space for a good man, you."

Solution

  1. autobiography
  2. good
  3. language
  4. pregnant
  5. ways
  6. yeah
  7. choice
  8. thought

Original Text

DW: Yeah, that year I graduated, I got pregnant. Yep, he was right. And I had you, and I shook off that sexist language that he used against me and picked up my camera and made photographs daily, and made photographs of my pregnant belly as I prepared for graduate school. But I thought about also that black photographers were missing from the history books of photography, and I was looking for ways to tell a story. And I ran across Gordon Parks' book "A Choice of Weapons," which was his autobiography. I began photographing and making images, and I tucked away that contact sheet that I made of my pregnant belly, and then you inspired me to create a new piece, a piece that said, "A woman taking a place from a good man," "You took the space from a good man," and then I used that language and reversed it and said, "I made a space for a good man, you."

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collocation frequency
black photographers 7
north philadelphia 4
good man 4

Important Words

  1. autobiography
  2. began
  3. belly
  4. black
  5. book
  6. books
  7. camera
  8. choice
  9. contact
  10. create
  11. daily
  12. good
  13. gordon
  14. graduate
  15. graduated
  16. history
  17. images
  18. inspired
  19. language
  20. making
  21. man
  22. missing
  23. photographers
  24. photographing
  25. photographs
  26. photography
  27. picked
  28. piece
  29. place
  30. pregnant
  31. prepared
  32. ran
  33. reversed
  34. school
  35. sexist
  36. sheet
  37. shook
  38. space
  39. story
  40. thought
  41. tucked
  42. ways
  43. weapons
  44. woman
  45. yeah
  46. year
  47. yep