Avoiding the Danger of a Single Story in Social Justice Work.

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A single story is a narrative that only focuses on or only “tells” one part of an individual or group’s experience. In the context of my CSL (Community Service Learning) placement, I realized how the social justice sector – an area that should be radically inclusive and progressive – can still be flooded with single stories and why it endangers the very communities we seek to protect.

Therapy – various stereotypes, forms, and benefits

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What is therapy? The concept is often shunned or twisted, being grossly misrepresented in society. “Shrinks” are considered taboo in many places. Talking about your feelings is seen as weak. Seeking out help is seen as “quitting.” But what if we shifted this narrative? Turned it inside out in a collective movement to make therapy…