Content trigger warning- Before we do this activity, please note that there are no “right” or “wrong” answers, and you may experience a range of thoughts and emotions during or following this activity. Please remember self-care if you feel confronted or upset at any point.
This reflective activity is not a “test” and there are no expectations for what you “should” think or how to respond.
The purpose of this exercise is to develop your awareness of any stereotypes you may have been exposed to (such as through characters or stories on television, in books, online or represented in the media, or perspectives shared anecdotally by others in your networks). By being aware of any stereotypes that come to mind, we can begin to question and debunk them.
Some of you may have initial unconscious thoughts that surprise you, which may be overly positive or overly negative or neutral.
Others may already be conscious of what they feel they “should” think or what the “wrong” thoughts are. Again we challenge you to be objective, honest and self-reflective with whatever comes up.
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