Handwritten lists are prepared by project participants prior to the date of their shoot(s). There is no specific format for these lists. The only criteria they must fill is that they must display labels that the individual who wrote them has experienced being associated with at some point in their life. The labels can be positive, negative, or self-identified. Essentially they can be anything that pertains to that individual's personal experience. Once this task is completed, these lists are used as references during the body-writing process.