The intertwining of social identities such as gender, race, ethnicity, social class, religion, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity can result in unique experiences, opportunities, and barriers. Each person has multiple characteristics, which, individually or combined, can lead to negative or positive outcomes in how that person is treated. For example, an undocumented refugee girl with a disability may face discrimination because of her legal status, age, gender, or disability separately or because of a combination of these factors. She will also have unique insights and strengths because of these characteristics.