The World Is So Large (And My Hands Feel So Small)
There are many spaces meant for passing judgment on people who are doing harm, as it should be.
However, much healing and growing comes from judgment-free self-reflection.
This form does not judge, nor should you pass judgment on yourself while answering.
Judging yourself while completing this survey will corrupt the honesty of your answers.
This space is for you to explore yourself. No names are taken.
Keep an open mind, we are all harboring things that disgust us.
Participants are invited and encouraged to contextualize their answers *after* this survey.
You are a puzzle piece, your answers do not exist in a vacuum.

"Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair" -@PrisonCulture

This is your space, answer as many or few questions as you'd like, in as much or as little detail as you feel is helpful.
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Take any action needed to take care of yourself after answering or reading others' answers.
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Check-In
How are you feeling physically today?
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How are you feeling emotionally today?
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What is a weight you carry today?
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What is a weight you carry every day?
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This is a space to explore how you're feeling today (vent, curse, write bad poems, celebrate, whatever you want/need to get out)
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Exploring Love and Fear
How does feeling or giving love physically affect or alter you?
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How does recieving love from others physically affect or alter you?
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Are you afraid of the dark? Explain.
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How does your body feel physically when you are afraid?
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Make a list of some of the different ways fear manifests itself in your mind and/or body.
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Exploring Narrative
What is your favorite story from a book, TV show, movie, video game, comic book, etc?
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What is your favorite story from your life or the life of someone you know personally?
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What "stories" are behind your everyday actions? What narratives motivate what you seek out and what you avoid?
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What is your favorite storytelling medium?
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What is your favorite character from a story?
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What is your favorite figure from a religious text or myth?
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Who is a mythical figure or character from a story that you see yourself in and why?
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How have stories shaped your view of yourself?
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How have stories shaped your view of your world?
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Exploring Applied Strengths and Limitations
What would you consider your greatest strengths?
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Do you feel empowered by your strengths to help others or instigate change? Why or why not?
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What would you consider your greatest weakness?
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How do your weaknesses restrict your ability to help others or instigate change?
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Exploring Language as Energy/Force
What is your favorite word? Why?
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What is your least favorite word? Why?
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What is a word that has had a lot of positive power over you? How does that power manifest itself in your mind and/or body?
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What is a word that has had a lot of negative power over you? How does that power manifest itself in your mind and/or body?
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What is a word that you have observed has a positive effect on others? What kind of physical, mental or behavioral change does this spark?
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What is a word that you have observed has a negative effect on others? What kind of physical, mental or behavioral change does this spark?
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Is there a word (or words) that you have heard often throughout your life? If so, how is this word personally significant (or not) to you?
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Is there a word (or words) you have used often throughout your life? If so, how is this word personally significant (or not) to you?
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What is a word that energizes you?
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What is a word that steals your energy?
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Do you have a favorite lyric or line from a poem? If so, quote it here and explain how it is significant to you.
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Many words, musical phrases and sounds are associated with or envoke certain gestures. Have you noticed any mental images, gestures, colors, shapes, etc. that come to mind when you hear certain words? If so, explain.
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Is there a word or sound that acts like a slap in the face?
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Is there a word or sound that acts like a caress?
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Is there a word or sound that acts like a wall or barrier?
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Is there a word or sound that acts like a ladder?
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This is a space to list other words/sounds that envoke actions or gestures for you.
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Exploring Reaction to Change/Taking Action
What is your personal reaction to change?
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What kind of change empowers you? What kind brings you fear?
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What is an event that left you permanently changed or altered mentally, emotionally or spiritually? Explain how that change manifested itself and how it felt.
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How do you react/respond to crisis situations?
What motivates you to act in times of crisis?
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What stops you from taking action in times of crisis?
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What are the "stories" that lie behind your inaction or complacency?
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Describe a "story" you want to embody or act out in your own life.
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Describe a "story" you do not want to embody or act out in your own life.
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Exploring Privilege
What resources are available to you that are not available to others? They can be tangible or intangible
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Which of these resources are most valuable to you personally? Which can you not imagine living without?
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Where do you seem to take up the most space?
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When do people listen to you? What makes them want to hear you?
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Whose "voices" do you hear the most in your life? Which "stories" are most often told to you?
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Whose "voices" do you actively turn away from? What are the "stories" that are rarely heard?
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How often do you push yourself out of your comfort zone? How long can you lean into the (non-physical) feeling of discomfort?
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Feedback
Was there something you would have liked to explore that wasn't brought up in the survey?
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Was there something you would have liked to explore deeper on this survey that was cut short?
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Was there anything on this survey that was not helpful to you?
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Please feel free to give more feedback below.
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