Survivors telling, retelling and retelling the story — Erin Costello


The purpose of this paper is to bring together collective stories of sexual assault survivors working with a sexual assault response team. Through the use of narrative therapy principles, these stories make visible the ways in which ‘expertness’ can take authorship away from survivors, and explores the ways in which outsider witness practices, and the telling, retelling and retelling of preferred stories, support double-story development.