Reflection

Reflecting on Being an Ally

The following questions are based on Cora Love's video, "Being an Ally". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.

Reflecting on Being an Ally

The following questions are based on Cora Love's video, "Being an Ally". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.


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Take what you learned from Cora Love's "Being an Ally" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas she presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.
 

  • Why is it important to ask trans folks about their preferred gender pronouns, even if it is awkward for you?
     
  • How can we show respect and offer acceptance to all people, especially the trans community?
     
  • Based on a 2012 study, only 4% of transgender youth with support attempted suicide compared to 57% of transgender youth without support attempted suicide. What do these statistics suggest about the need to show acceptance and support to the trans community?
     
  • Part of being an ally is recognizing unearned privilege. In your daily life, what steps can you take to be more aware of the privilege you have? How can this recognition allow you to show respect to the trans community and other disenfranchised groups? 

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