Questions to consider when working intersectionally
Your own position as a service provider:
- What are your own identities, privilege(s), and positions of power in relations to the issues you are addressing?
- Are you a member of the group(s) you are working with?
- How does your position impact your work?
The social locations of the persons you are working with:
- What are the challenges? (e.g. unstable housing, discrimination)
- What are the strengths that can be drawn upon? (e.g. resources, community centre)
- Are there groups within the broader community you are working with that have gone unnoticed? (e.g. have you considered older people, immigrants, children...?)
The conditions that impact social locations:
- What are the social, political, economic, or cultural conditions that are impacting the person or group(s) you are working with?
- What, if any, are the recent policies, practices, or laws that may be particularly relevant to the person or group(s)?