This project was a collaborative effort to question everything, and in doing so co-create a process that resists psychological colonization.
Keri partnered with the Calgary Women’s Health Collective (outside of public services) to offer a ‘safer space’ for women who struggle with mental health troubles to unpack oppression in their lives and explore/enact preferred identity claims. Keri is joined by Sanni-Ilona Paljakka, Loree Stout and Frank McGrath in mentorship and solidarity. But it is the ideas and generosity of the Women’s Collective participants that Keri wishes to uphold and honour in this presentation.
Keri is a narrative therapist in Calgary, Canada. She works full-time in public mental health services offering group, individual and family therapy in a Day Treatment Program. She spends as much time as she can with her family and friends in the mountains, in and around Canmore from where this video was filmed.