In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.

Lesson Plan June 8, 2020

"Nobody's Gonna Silence Me": Exploring Identity and Resilience



Warm-up: How you define and are defined by your identity.

Introducing the Resource: Analysis of "She's Not a Boy," a documentary film.

Reflection: How Tatenda Ngwaru, the subject of the film, defines and is defined by her identity.

Extension Activities:

1. Elevating the voice of a marginalized member of the LGBTQIA+ community

2. Writing about your own identity

3. Going behind-the-scenes to learn why and how Tatenda and the filmmakers made this documentary


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