What shapes your identity?
Select a story from the results below, or choose another identity tag to explore more stories.
DISPLAYING STORIES TAGGED
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Browse our favourites and find out more about the material culture included in the exhibition.
Slings and arrows
A childhood rhyme, book or toy can reflect the prejudices we have learned and buried deep. What stereotypes did you play with?
My culture or yours?
Reflect on the ways we all pick and choose, mix and match to suit our tastes, interests and current fads. Is it borrowing or stealing?
What's in Store?
Consider how advertisements and brands have used stereotypes to sell products.
Explore popular objects and imagery that have reflected our attitudes, perpetuated stereotypes and gone beyond a joke.
What we eat
Our food can reveal what we like, believe in and where we’ve come from. Are we what we eat?
What we wear
Our clothing makes a statement about what we like, can afford, believe in and aspire to. What does what you wear say about you?
What we are called
Is your name a blessing or a burden? Does it define you?
What we say and how we say it
What language do you dream in? Is your language an important part of who you are?
Where we come from
Why are we so fascinated by our family trees? What does it mean if we can’t complete the family picture?
The way we look
Every day we judge people on the way we look.
People Like Them
Who fits in and who doesn’t? Who gets to decide? Challenge your own attitudes by reflecting on what being different means to you.
We label ourselves and others all the time. Find out more about the first impressions we make – and the implications.