Where Am I Wearing Essays

1219 Words Nov 4th, 2012 5 Pages
Where Am I Wearing a New World
Kelsey Timmerman, from rural Ohio, is the author of the book Where Am I Wearing. The spark that influenced his interest in traveling to other countries was because of the pile of clothes on his floor. After Timmerman saw this, he looked at the tags on his clothes. He then wondered exactly where did his clothes come from. The group of people that this book surrounds are American Consumers. Timmerman wanted them to lose their consumer innocence. He wanted them to change their buying habits because the clothes equal the people. Kelsey Timmerman wrote this book because he wanted the American Consumers to see exactly where their clothes are from. He wanted them to understand what the lives of the people in
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Americans are used to being around what we see all day long. Very few Americans are educated enough to know about the lives in other countries, so Kelsey Timmerman is trying to get through peoples eyes and make them feel sorry for the people in these places.
Kelsey Timmerman expresses what he saw while he was in the poor city of Cambodia. “The Cambonian people are primarily Buddist. For them, releasing caged birds is an act meant to let go of ones sorrow, pain sickness, hunger, and, likely in Cambodia, memories of war.” Page 82. The people in Cambodia are living in these very poor conditions with no foods and depression falling over them. In this quote Kelsey Timmerman is explaining how the people live and feel in Cambodia. He wants us Americans to see how different worlds we all live in. He wants us to feel sorry for them, and wants us to try to make a cause. “A little girl with three unevenly spaced ponytails is wearing a soiled denium dress. It’s too big for her and falls off her shoulder. She scoops at the inside of a coconut with a piece of its outer sell. She’s a messy eater; bits of white flesh are stuck to her face and in her hair. A pocket on her chest is overflowing money. When she’s done with the coconut, she passes it on to her older sister who is wearing nothing but shorts and a pair of oversized flip-flops. The girl gets back to work looking sad, holding out her tiny little hands for tourists and worshippers to

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