Friday, November 18, 2011
Different Type of Class
So class was different. When we were first told there would be guest speakers I was looking forward to the change in pace. But I never imagined class would have been THAT different. To be honest I was a little intimidated at first. Especially when we did the snowball game. It was stressed that the "safe space" was a judgement free zone. But it was anything but during that game. Each person is entitled to their own interpretation of the word "Sex" but yet when they wrote their answer, they were challenged by the speakers. I found myself actually getting nervous when they read my answer because I was concerned it was going to be questioned (thankfully it was not). The shuffle activity we did when we walked across the class made me a little uncomfortable at first but I quickly realized that I am a grown adult and should not hide my strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, and pleasures. The eye contact part was a little much at first but once I stopped looking at it as "people are judging me" and more as "I have allies" in this aspect of my life it became more of a comfort than a scare tactic. By the end of the class I understood what the speakers were trying to convey in their activities and power point presentation. Open mindedness, acceptance of people, and being proud of what of you believe in. I am glad we had this "different" class.