Visualization Activity

Have a go at responding to the reflective prompt questions below. We encourage you to write down your responses (or record in another method of your choice). Writing or recording your experience can help to clarify and consolidate your thoughts and feelings.

Consider a time in your life when you felt that you mattered, for example when you were part of a group or in a situation where you felt included, valued, important, connected to others, and respected for who you are.

  • When was this and how did it make you feel?
  • If you imagined a situation that took place outside a workplace context or setting, what elements or acts of inclusion could also be translated to a workplace setting?

Now reflect on a time when you felt you were mistreated or excluded by someone or a group of people (either in or outside of the workplace), because of their attitudes toward some difference you had (or they perceived you had).

  • What happened and how did you feel?
  • What (if anything) did you or someone else do to intervene to create more inclusion and understanding, and to stop the disrespectful treatment?