Are We Not? Explores the ideas of societal prejudices in the form of in groups and outgroups. This work seeks to implore the need to scratch the identity surface of each individual we encounter, and to break down the barriers which keep up as acquaintances and bring us closer as friends and beyond. “-isms” run freely in the world, and form negatively connotative ideas of what we believe to be right or wrong, thus forcing us to create hierarchies to categorize those around us. Are We Not? is a piece inspired by Vanessa Villareal’s Assimilation Progress Report from her publication, Beast Meridian.