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City Lights: Ever Told Anyone “Actually, I’m from the suburbs; I just say DC because it’s easier”?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever told a stranger you’re from a well-known city rather than the suburb you actually call home. It just feels easier, right? But maybe it’s more than that. A new Art Enables exhibit “Actually, I’m from the suburbs; I just say DC because it’s easier” by Aaron Maier-Carretero explores what it means to be from the suburbs, the pinnacle of the “American Dream.” He asks, is it uncomfortable to be associated with a “generic” place? And how does suburban culture shape us as individuals, when the culture itself is often shaped by racism, sexism, hidden violence, and dysfunction? […]