This article argues the need to speak our ‘own truth/s’ and to tell our own stories. The need therefore for the creation and expression of a personal ‘counter narrative’ becomes important here. How can activist scholars like myself produce a ‘counter narrative’ that in itself produces change? The ‘dominant narrative’ that restricts and renders my voice audible would suggest that a ...Continue Reading
Subversive Storytelling — a website that creates space for critical reflection on the use of stories that challenge the status quo. Through respectful and creative dialogue we work to unpack socio-political, historical and ethical questions that arise in documenting, analyzing, and consuming stories. Our aim is to rethink the role of storytelling in social movements, particularly as they are deployed to persuade others to join efforts at social change. Subversive Storytelling includes reports on field research and special projects, methods for analyzing/critiquing stories, interviews with academics and activists focused on storytelling, and reviews/critical analyses of books, movies, and other media.