The Only One Exploratory Writing Exercise

Watch the NEW Advocacy Video “The Only One” and or Dr. Allyssa L. Harris‘ Nurse of the Month interview.

Write or record your first impression or thoughts in a personal (audio, written or video) journal. Notice your body’s response to the video. What arises?

Watch the documentary video again, exploring the following questions in the same way (journal or personal recording):

Recognize Time: 3 minutes

  1. Use one word responses to describe what you observed, heard and felt after watching the video.
  2. Create a list of issues that you noticed in “The Only One” and or Dr. Harris’ interview.

Reflect Time: 10 minutes

  1. Write about a time you felt isolated as a professional or college student.
  2. Describe an instance that you felt the “weight of extra scrutiny” or were misidentified as a professional.
  3. If you haven’t experienced this instance, have you witnessed the situation or other incidents identified by the nurses in the videos? Describe.
  4. What information in the video was helpful? Why?

Reimagine Time: 8 minutes

  1. What could have been done differently in the video?
  2. What solutions for change were identified by the nurses in “The Only One” video?
  3. Write a list of your own solutions to support change and inclusion.

Total time for this exercise: 21 minutes








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