The Reformation Project

Self Reflection Tool

Self-Reflection Tool on Awareness and Racial & LGBTQ Justice

This is a self-reflection tool, not a judgment tool. This tool does not have right or wrong answers, but serves to provoke reflection on your present circumstances. Knowing your present context informs your opportunities. Self-reflection can be powerful in directing you on a path of continued learning and growth. This is for you and for you only. This form is for your eyes and your use. Sharing your reflections is completely up to you.

Please choose an answer for each of the following prompts:

  1. I hear issues of racial justice discussed in my communities.
    1. Yes, all the time.
    2. I do sometimes.
    3. No, not at all.
  2. I hear issues of LGBTQ justice discussed in my communities.
    1. Yes, all the time.
    2. I do sometimes.
    3. No, not at all.
  3. I personally believe that issues of racial injustice are present in my communities.
    1. Yes, without a doubt.
    2. I’m not sure.
    3. No, I’m not convinced.
  4. I personally believe that issues of LGBTQ injustice are present in my communities.
    1. Yes, without a doubt.
    2. I’m not sure.
    3. No, I’m not convinced.
  5. I’m able to identify more than one way I experience privilege.
    1. Yes, I agree.
    2. I’m not sure.
    3. No, I don’t understand this.
  6. I feel capable and like I have the resources to learn more about discrimination.
    1. Yes, I feel capable of this.
    2. I feel somewhat capable of this.
    3. No, I do not feel capable of this.
  7. I feel equipped to take an active service role as an ally for another racial or cultural group.
    1. Yes, I feel equipped.
    2. I feel somewhat equipped.
    3. No, I do not feel equipped.
  8. I feel equipped to take an active service role as an ally for another gender/sexual identity group.
    1. Yes, I feel equipped.
    2. I feel somewhat equipped.
    3. No, I do not feel equipped.
  9. When I do observe moments or actions of racial injustice, I feel confident to speak up.
    1. Yes, I feel confident.
    2. I feel somewhat confident.
    3. No, I do not feel confident.
  10. When I do observe moments or actions of LGBTQ injustice, I feel confident to speak up.
    1. Yes, I feel confident.
    2. I feel somewhat confident.
    3. No, I do not feel confident.
  11. In my day-to-day life, I hear about or listen to race-related issues from:
    1. Primarily white people
    2. White and non-white people about the same
    3. Primarily non-white people
  12. In my day-to-day life, I hear about or listen to LGBT-related issues from:
    1. Primarily straight cisgender people
    2. Straight cisgender and LGBTQ people about the same
    3. Primarily LGBTQ people
  13. When I attend my church, I believe that the church discusses race:
    1. More frequently than it should.
    2. Just the right amount.
    3. Less frequently than it should.
  14. When I attend my church, I believe that the church discusses gender and sexual minorities:
    1. More frequently than it should.
    2. Just the right amount.
    3. Less frequently than it should.
  15. My relationships with people of other races consist of:
    1. Acquaintances, or limited interactions.
    2. a + Some meaningful relationships.
    3. a, b + Some deep relationships (AKA people I “do life” with)
  16. My relationships with LGBTQ people consist of:
    1. Acquaintances, or limited interactions.
    2. a + Some meaningful relationships.
    3. a, b + Some deep relationships (AKA people I “do life” with)
  17. I see racial justice nuanced by discrimination based on other aspects of identity, such as gender identity, economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental ability, etc.
    1. Yes, all the time.
    2. I do sometimes.
    3. No, not at all.

Your honest answers are powerful in surfacing some of your current feelings regarding race, gender, and sexuality and some of the factors that contribute to your point of view. Your answers may also reveal where you feel secure or insecure, where you feel informed or uninformed, etc. This can inform where you may want to continue learning and growing.