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Natalie Clark

are organizers. We are freedom fighters. We are feminists. We are healers. This is not anything new, for centuries it has been so” (1994: 11 emphasis in original). From the words of Sioux activist Zitkala-Sa (1901) over a century ago, through to the

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Fatima Khan, Claudia Mitchell, and Marni Sommer

, experiences, and challenges. Jackie went on to do important work on healing classrooms with Rebecca Winthrop and other IRC colleagues. She called for us to focus on teacher development and support, based on who teachers are, including their strengths and

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Brigette Krieg

of loss of culture and identity and saw this as an important factor in healing (Thura 2000). Literature identifies the devastating effects of cultural loss on Indigenous youth and there is consensus among these young people that they are “suffering

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Nirmala Erevelles

, ojhas (exorcist) , tantric priests, and faith healers, as well as miracle cures” (3) in the quest to achieve this fantasy of what McRuer (2009) refers to as compulsory able-bodiedness. Some of these “miracle cures” Ghai remembers as traumatizing, like

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Sami Schalk

) revolves around the healing of McKenna’s broken ankle and her getting back to gymnastics. However, in a subplot McKenna visits a horse riding center for people with disabilities in an attempt to support Josie’s dream of riding a horse. McKenna discovers

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

my father would blame me for the argument.” Of school she says, “I would feel some sort of healing … because I felt love and freedom there” (52). Another moving theme in this collection concerns the effects of death in the family. For some writers the

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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

[sticks] a Sharpie through it Pebbles Flintstone-style” (164), making Anne Shirley’s green hair extremely tame by comparison. Along with the search for Cherkis in elusive and evolving locations in the United States, the road trip indirectly seeks healing

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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

:// (accessed 17 April 2016 ). Rice , Brian , and Anna Snyder . 2008 . “ Reconciliation in the Context of a Settler Society: Healing the Legacy of Colonialism in Canada .” Pp. 43 – 61 in From Truth to Reconciliation

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Growing Up Married

In Conversation with Eylem Atakav

Zahra Khosroshahi

women take a step back into their past as they tell their stories. How did you think about the past and memories in terms of healing and storytelling? EA: The conversations I had with these four women are texts of memory. They told me about what they

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

The Girl in the Text in Olemaun’s Residential School Narratives

Roxanne Harde

thrive in settler society. Contending that Aboriginal people have been reclaiming their cultures steadily as a means of unifying and healing their communities, the Fentons end both books with notes that outline the horrific experiences of Indigenous