OurStory Scotland observation
OurStory Scotland has designed this observation exercise for anyone who is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), undefined, and/or who does not really fit conventional roles of gender/sexuality.
We invite you to observe life in a café or other public place where you feel comfortable and where you might typically go. Wherever you choose, don’t forget to make it clear on your submission what kind of place you have chosen to observe.
This should be an enjoyable exercise, so do take the time to soak up the atmosphere and environment of the location. These are some of the questions you might want to think about when writing:
- Where am I?
- What is the atmosphere like?
- What can I see, hear and smell?
- How do the people around me behave?
- Why did I choose this place or activity?
- Why does it interest me?
- How do I feel being here?
- Between what times did my observation last?
- What were the main events that happened during that time?
OurStory Scotland requires that you do not submit any content that is defamatory, offensive or unlawful, and that you avoid any possibility of identifying people in terms of their sexuality unless you have their written permission. By submitting your observation, you signify your agreement to our terms and conditions (on the OurStory Scotland website), your agreement to the publication and archiving of the observation (including online publication), and your agreement to OurStory Scotland deciding whether or not to publish/archive some or all of this submission.
Date, Time and Duration of Observation
Place of Observation
The Observation (you can write as much or little as you like)
Rare or Typical Visit (do you come here often?)
Now a few further questions concerning personal data:
What is your age, gender and occupation?
Whereabouts do you live? With whom do you live? Also, if not already stated,
what (if any) are your connections with Scotland?
What is your name? (as this may be publicly available, you can choose to put just a first name or a pseudonym)
Type the characters from the image below.
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