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Personal Narratives

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Frederick Douglass

Karim Gilliam | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Karim Gilliam

Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.

LGBT Narratives, Memory and The Sense of an Ending

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The point of coming out and living free and equal is to allow all to not have to create memories based on shame and fear, to allow a life and its remembrance to be based on the emotions that we all have as human beings but which are grossly distorted by the closet.

Finding God And Health In The Experience Of Storytelling

Dori Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dori Baker

When people are invited into a safe space to tell their own stories, a mystery unfolds that kindles an authentic connection. It feels as if one of Jesus' parables is getting re-enacted before our very eyes.

Overcoming Katrina: In the Words of the Survivors

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

No book has told the story of Katrina as plainly and as painfully as Overcoming Katrina. These narratives perform one of history's most important functions: to acknowledge the reality of experience.