Your visible and invisible identities
Becoming self-aware of diversity requires self-examination of your own identity. Let’s do some identification and reflection work leading to self-awareness.
The Diversity Wheel from Johns Hopkins Medical Center includes the following types of diversities: age, gender identity or expression, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, race and ethnicity, education, political beliefs, family, organization role, language and communication skills, income, religion, appearance, and work experience.
In the last step, you listed your types of diversities. Your assignment is now to reflect on which of those identities are the most visible and which are the most invisible? Are other people sometimes surprised about either one of these? What have they commented to you?
Which identity has changed the most for you?
Please share what you identified and experienced in the comments and then discuss the comments of three to four other learners.