Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication


Audre Lorde wrote in Sister Outsider, "For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence." Storytelling for women is an act of survival. Each time one woman reveals the contents of her life and shares her story of struggle, a web of resistance is woven, the threads of which reach out to connect with those of other women. Stories weave across lines of difference, across race, class, ethnicity, ability, age, religion/spirituality, gender, and sexual orientation. The intersecting threads become meeting places, "bridges" of community, sites where platforms of resistance can emerge and inspire social justice. Feminist narrative has been used herstorically within feminist struggle against patriarchal oppression, and also, by women of color, poor and working-class women, and lesbian and bisexual women, in resistance to Euro-centric and hegemonic feminism(s) in the United States. Narrative today is the foundation for feminist resistance and struggle for social justice.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Institute for Human Communication

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