How I Became a Man/Woman

Materials: Copies of the questionnaire

Exercise description

The participants split into smaller groups of four or five. Their task is to discuss in their small groups: “How I became a man/woman. What influenced me?” Let them know that there will be no presentations in the plenary about what they discuss in their groups.

Additional questions for the small groups (print a copy for each group):

  • Who and what did I play with when I was a child?
  • What kind of clothes did I wear?
  • What did I want to be when I grew up?
  • Who were my idols?
  • What were my parents like?
  • What were the expectations of my environment of me as a boy/girl and later on?


Type of exercise:


15-60 min


Possible difficulties:

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