• Tommy Hilfiger

Exploring Intersectionality and What Makes You Unique with Kiddy Smile

Dive into intersectionality theory and ask how intersecting factors like race, gender, and sexuality impact our lived experience.

3,473 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Digital upgrade


Become an ally for those disadvantaged by intersectionality in your community

Ever wondered how the multiple layers of your identity combine to create your unique self?

This course, created in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger and led by DJ, dancer, and activist, Kiddy Smile, offers you the chance to explore intersectionality and how it affects the way we experience life.

You’ll learn from Kiddy Smile’s personal experiences as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community what you, as well as society, can do to address the often negative consequences of intersectionality in our world today.

Explore how intersectionality relates to systems of privilege

Only by acknowledging the interconnected nature of our society’s systems of discrimination, are we able to call them out and fight for equality.

On this course, you’ll discover how intersectionality informs discrimination.

As you identify your own personal intersections and how they make you unique, you’ll consider how they’ve positively or negatively impacted your life as well as the lives of those around you.

Discover how identifiers such as race, gender, wealth, and sexuality intersect

There are a multitude of intersecting factors that contribute to disadvantage.

You’ll explore how social, economic, political, and gender differences impact the discrimination and privilege we experience in life.

Understand the role of community in addressing intersectionality

As individuals, it’s vital for us to consider how our lived experiences may be dramatically different from the lives of those around us.

This course will empower you with the insights and language you need to confidently discuss and address the effect of intersectionality on your community.

You’ll work to build a toolkit of resources for taking action and addressing the consequences of intersectionality, so that you can begin driving positive change for all.

What topics will you cover?

  • Exploring all the different versions of you
  • Understanding how intersections create systems of discrimination or advantage
  • How to discuss social, economic, political, religious and gender differences
  • Actions we all can take and further resources

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of intersectionality
  • Explain the impact of intersectionality on systems of discrimination and disadvantage
  • Discuss social, economic, political, religious and gender differences

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to better understand how intersectionality impacts their own life, as well as the lives of those around them.

A photograph of Kiddy Smile standing in front of a row of plants and flowers with a city in the background. Kiddy is wearing a cream coloured jacket with a white shirt underneath and pale blue trousers. A DJ, dancer and producer often dubbed “the French Prince of the Ballroom scene,” Kiddy advocates for the LGBTQI+ community, encouraging others to celebrate their intersections along the way.

Who will you learn with?

Fashion journalist, critic, consultant.
Founder, SCRNSHT

Who developed the course?

Tommy Hilfiger

Globally renowned for its celebration of the modern American spirit, the Tommy Hilfiger brand continues to champion principles of collaboration and inclusivity.

What's included?

Tommy Hilfiger are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
    • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

    Join a global classroom

    • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
    • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
    • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

    Map your progress

    • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
    • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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