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Intersectional Wheel of Privilege

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Nicolle Figueroa Rosado (she/her)

Manager, Education & Strategy


June 12, 2024

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Intersectional Wheel of Privilege

What is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.

Credit: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

About The Wheel of Privilege

Inner Ring | Power/Privilege

Identities that provide societal advantage or access to power. Are experienced at personal, interpersonal and institutional levels.

Middle ring | Erasure

These identities are often erased. People in this category may be viewed as able to “pass” within privileged spaces.

Outer ring | Marginalization

Identities that are often the most affected by systemic discrimination. Marginilized identities are relegated to the margins of society and deprived of power.


Using this Worksheet

Click the drop-down menu above the wheel to explore the different identity categories, along with the privileges and disadvantages that arise from each.

Follow the question prompts in the worksheet and reflect on how your overlapping identities shape your unique experience and perspective.

Download an editable version of this worksheet via Canva.

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