Our Complex Identity

  • Think about your own identity
  • Look at the Wheel of Diversity below and think about your own specific characteristics on each of the listed primary and secondary dimensions of your identity
  • Think about the following questions:
    • What experiences have helped you mould your secondary dimension characteristics?
    • Are they related to your characteristics in the primary dimension?
    • Are they sources of privilege and/or disadvantage?
  • Consider that this wheel is just a guide towards visualizing your own complex identity and that there may be aspects of your identity that the wheel does not grasp
    • Address aspects of your identity that you think fall beyond the simple categories provided
    • This will help you keep moving towards a more complex conception of identity with areas of grey and areas that mix and overlap

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