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A quest through chaos: my narrative of illness and recovery

Ellis, K. (2009) A quest through chaos: my narrative of illness and recovery. Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies, 26 .

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Writing testimony, to be sure, means that we tell our stories. But it also means that we no longer allow ourselves to be silenced or allow others to speak for our experience. Louise DeSalvo, Writing as a Way of Healing (216)

Stories of people trying to sort out who they are figure prominently on the landscape of postmodern times. Those who have been objects of others’ reports are now telling their own stories. As they do so, they define the ethic of our times: an ethic of voice, affording each a right to speak her own truth, in her own words. Arthur W. Frank, The Wounded Storyteller (xiii)

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Cologne
Copyright: 2009 Gender Forum
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