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Item Description Starks, S. en_US Vakalahi, H.F.O. en_US Comer, M.J. en_US Ortiz-Hendricks, C. en_US 2010-02-26T18:25:06Z 2010-02-26T18:25:06Z 2010-02 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Starks, S., Vakalahi, H. F. O., Comer, M. J., & Ortiz-Hendricks, C. (2010). Gathering, Telling, Preparing the Stories: A Vehicle for Healing. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1(1). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2151-349X en_US
dc.description.abstract This article connects the process of healing for women of color and indigenous people with the process of sharing their oral stories. It summarizes lessons learned from a project that facilitated the discussion and processing of issues of survival and success in the academy among women of color faculty in social work programs across the United States (Vakalahi, Starks, & Ortiz-Hendricks, 2007). A surprising yet perhaps expected dimension of the journey toward collaboration and publication was the shared experiences of personal and collective healing among the editors, contributing authors, and women who read these shared experiences and later expressed interest in telling their stories. The process of collecting the voices confirmed the continued experiences of sexism and racism in society while deepening the understanding of the need for support and sisterhood. Reflections on the process were as significant as the collected inquiry data. The critical need for validation and support of indigenous practices, alternative pedagogy, and systems of change at all levels of the academy and society is stressed in this discussion. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.publisher Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject women of color en_US
dc.subject indigenous research methods en_US
dc.subject healing en_US
dc.subject use of stories en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Gathering, Telling, Preparing the Stories: A Vehicle for Healing en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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