Task: Write an essay (between 500 and 800 words) investigating your own social identity. Think of a moment in your life when your membership in a social group became significant based on other people’s perception of you. Describe this moment and use the following questions to guide your essay. 1. How did your experience in this moment change or intensify your awareness of your social identity? Your essay can focus on one identity category or multiple identity categories. 2. What systems of privilege and oppression shape your identity? Beyond the moment your essay describes, how do you benefit from or face disadvantages as a result of these systems? 3. How does your social identity affect your values and priorities (What you care about) in life?