Now that you’ve taken some time to consider your own intersecting social identities, take some time to consider the ways in which others’ intersecting identities impact their day-to-day life. As you review the following material, keep in mind how you may be personally impacted.

ACTIVITY: Judging a Book by its Cover

Instructions: On a piece of paper, write out interesting facts about yourself that others may not know. Start the two minute timer on this page and write as much as you can.

Ready. Set. GO!

Video: “2 Minute Countdown Timer” To turn on closed captioning you can either press C on your keyboard once the video is playing or click the “CC” icon in the video controls.

Now that you have taken the time to write out interesting facts about yourself, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What are some of the things I’ve written down that others would NOT be shocked to learn about me?
  2. What are some of the things I’ve written down that others would be shocked to learn about me?
  3. Could anyone determine these things about me upon first glance?
  4. How could I find out meaningful information about others in the future?

There is always more about a person than what meets the eye. Each individual carries within experiences and life narratives that may not be revealed until meaningful dialogue is initiated. Take a moment to watch the videos of individuals creatively initiating dialogue about their intersecting social identities and what it means to them. After viewing the videos, take a moment to reflect on topics/themes discussed and what resonated with you most.

Video “Where are you From?” To turn on closed captioning you can either press C on your keyboard once the video is playing or click the “CC” icon in the video controls.

Video “A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be”
To turn on closed captioning you can either press C on your keyboard once the video is playing or click the “CC” icon in the video controls.



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