This activity opens up a space for connection, even in difference. It encourages students to help point out the ways that we use tags, as well as the ways in which we are labelled by others.
Prep and resources
Students will need a blank A4 page (or you can use post-it notes) each and a pen/pencil.
Write on the board the following sentence starters and ask each group member to write their responses by repeating that stem:
I am a… <What ‘hats’ do you wear? The different facets of your identity: as many as you can.>
Today, I am… <What are you today? Feelings, thoughts, passing states. As many as you can.>
I love… <What/who/where do you love? As many as you can.>
I feel proud… <What are you proud of? As many as you can.>
This warm-up exercise was featured in our LGBT+ Guide written by Caleb Parkin.