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Discuss Aleichia Williams statement, Im learning to embrace every aspect of my identity and not let small minds put me in a box that just doesnt fit.

A. In what institutionalized ways does our society force people into these boxes?
1. Have you ever experienced having to identify within a box that didnt fit?
2. How did you handle it?
3. What can we do to shift our thinking to a less rigid and separate way of thinking about identity?

B. Think about what communities you are a part of.
1. Are they supportive or oppressive?
2. In what ways?
3. How did you find them?

C. How are your interactions with other members of the community different from interactions with people outside the community?