Marginalized Narratives

The Personal and the Political

  • Sharon Caldwell

Abstract

In this essay, I am going to explore the role of narrative and story-telling in documenting and transforming migrant and marginalized women’s experiences. Drawing from multiple theorists and writers, I suggest that these stories are a way to move from a space of silence into voice, by creating and confirming identity and self-hood. This agency in self-definition is demonstrated most importantly by the recalling and conceptualization of ‘home’ and belonging.
Published
2007-04-11
Section
Articles