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Activity

Reflection: Inside/Outside

Introduction

Visible from Hyde Street outside the Asian Art Museum are Chanel Miller’s I was, I am, I will be, Jas Charanjiva’s Don’t Mess With Me, and Jenifer K Wofford’s Pattern Recognition. Each mural addresses feminist issues, such as challenging the binary of expected gender roles and creating safe and empowering public spaces. Like these artists, we can all sometimes feel restricted by other people’s perceptions of us. How do others view you? How do you view yourself?

Materials

Reflection: Inside/Outside worksheet or piece of paper

Pencil, color markers, or crayons

Printer (optional)

Download the teacher packet from sidebar above for complete instructions.

Procedure

  1. Print out the Reflection: Inside/Outside worksheet, or draw a large box on a piece of paper.
  2. In the space outside the box, use words, drawings, or emojis to illustrate how you believe others view you. (5 minutes.)
  3. Inside the box, use words, drawings, or emojis to illustrate how you see yourself. (5 minutes.)
  4. Reflect
    • How does it feel to look at the outside of your box in comparison to the inside of the box?
    • What would you change about or add to the outside of your box, if anything?
    • What would you change about or add to the inside of your box, if anything?