This is a brilliant idea – it is brilliant because it is a wonderful, brief, condensed way to express a view of one’s self. It is also a wonderful exercise for students to 1) introduce themselves and/or 2) introduce a historical actor. I cannot wait for more six word biographies of Hernan Cortes. My version: “Not a plumed snake, yet deadly”. Columbus anyone? Porfirio Diaz? Sor Juana? Che? This is going to be fun.
My six word memoir you ask? “Historian. Likes The Clash. Fears zombies”.
Many thanks to Smith Mag for the idea!