Feminisms, Narrative Practice & Intersectionality

An invitation to participate

Gender relations are in the news! #MeToo and other campaigns for gender justice are bringing to light the pervasive continuing sexual harassment and male domination in so many domains of professional and personal life.  This project hopes to engage with the current trends of exciting thinking and action in relation to gender-diversity and intersectionality and what challenges and opportunities these pose for the field of narrative practice.

This project also hopes to address what seems to be an alarming fading of feminist consciousness within (some) narrative therapy professional circles. Back in the 1980s, feminist ideas transformed the family therapy world and were a key impetus in the development of what has become narrative therapy and community work. Now, 30 years on, it seems vital that intersectional feminist ideas are once again brought to the fore in shaping the future directions of narrative practice.

In this first phase of this project, feminist practitioners from a wide range of contexts have made short videos about why this project is relevant and important to them. These are included on this page :).  Thanks to everyone who has participated so far! There are contributions from many different countries, cultures and religious backgrounds.

In future phases of this project we will share and discuss practice implications of intersectional feminism in contemporary and future narrative practice.

We are delighted to launch this new project!

If you would like to be involved, please feel free to contact us

Please now click on the images below to view the videos!