Intersectionality Exercise

Subgroup Size

Entire group


30 minutes

External Cost



Australian Attorney-General’s Department and Australian Institute of Social Relations: AVERT Family Violence: Collaborative Responses in the Family Law System (2010). Intersectionality exercise [PDF file].

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Practice empathy. 2. Define "intersectionality." 3. Recognize the impact of various social identities on people’s lives and how those identities intersect with compounding effects.