Finding my ... a story of female identity

Date
2009
Authors
Bhattacharya, Himika
Mackie, Cara T.
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Sage Publications, Inc.
Abstract
This piece delves into an identity shaped by and a history filled with sexual violence. It was created from a performance script, various journal entries, and field notes, using the process of systematic sociological introspection1 to write through emotional experience. It also takes the form of autoethnographic 2 research, where I use self-reflection, connecting personal experience to a larger social context of violence against women. “Finding my . . . ” embodies gender identity and uses voice/telling to show the move into a more confident “self.” While I attempt to make sense out of and share my experiences, I hope to encourage further conversation on this topic and reduce the stigma and shame that accompanies these encounters.
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Keywords
Diaries—Authorship, Sexual abuse victims, Sexual abuse victims' writings
Citation
Bhattacharya, H., & Mackie, C. T. (2009). Finding my ... a story of female identity. Qualitative Inquiry, 15(2), 324.
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