ACTIVISM: Tell us about your activist efforts to ignite positive change.
- How are you civically engaged?
- What issues are you passionate about?
- Share a memorable moment from a protest, rally or advocacy campaign.
- Tell us about the future you are advocating for.
COVID-19: We’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that has upended our lives.
- How has COVID-19 affected your life?
- Have you lost someone you love?
- How have you coped emotionally, socially or financially since early 2020?
- What are you most looking forward to post-COVID-19?
CREATIVITY: Creative practices are unique to each individual.
- How do you use your imagination to express yourself?
- Do you use creativity as a healing tool or as a way to meditate?
- Do you use your creative practice as a way to process emotions?
- How does your creativity influence how you live your life?
DREAMS: Imagine feeling truly free. Describe a world free from all oppressive systems.
- How does liberation make you feel?
- What dreams do you have for yourself?
- What dreams do you have for your family?
- What dreams do you have for your community?
EXPERIENCES: Our lives are made up of small, every day moments.
- What experiences have shaped who you are?
- What achievements have made you feel proud?
- What moments have left a lasting impression on you?
- Share an experience that brought you joy or hope for the future.
IDENTITY: Our identity is ever changing and evolving.
- Tell us what identity means to you and how it informs your life.
- How would you describe your sexual identity, cultural identity or gender identity?
- How has your identity changed or evolved over time?
- Are there aspects of your identity that you’re still trying to understand?
SELF-CARE: More than ever, so many of us are prioritizing self-care.
- What brings you joy?
- What are your self-care practices?
- How have you incorporated self-care into your life?
- How are you struggling?
If you would like to share your story, but you are not BIPOC girl or gender nonconforming youth between the ages of 14 -24, please visit www.us.breakthrough.tv/thegword/explore/ to upload your story.
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