'Suzanne Mckenzie-Mohr and Michelle La France have assembled a collection of brilliant feminist scholars dedicated to the task of curating the complex embroidery of women's tales of sexuality, depression, coming out, bodies, feeding, rape, pleasure and work. The volume provides an invitation to listen carefully as women try to speak in tongues that curdle our words and betray our affect. Yet within these stories there are also resistant strains which reveal a desire to speak and to challenge, to reveal and to resist.' - Michelle Fine, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
'This collection of essays offers a very rich contribution to the growing study of counter-narratives. In topics ranging from childbirth, to depression, to narratives of violence, the authors bring fine feminist scholarship with important theoretical and political insights to their examination of what makes some stories better – more empowering – than others, reframing dominant narratives in ways which demand a more nuanced way of listening to the stories women tell.' - Molly Andrews, Professor of Political Psychology, University of East London, UK
"Bridging academic scholarship and practical living, this collection creates “counter-stories” of women’s experiences including coming out, childbirth, sexual violence, and depression. Its global scope disrupts traditional dominant narratives. The volume is informative, creative, and liberating providing some good models for future acts of resistance." - The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
About the Author
Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada. Before accepting a faculty position in 2003, Suzanne had been a practicing social worker for 15 years, working with women in a range of fields of practice. Her scholarly interests include women's experiences of rape, trauma and youth homelessness, women’s use of counter-stories in response to oppressive conditions, and narrative care with older adults.
Michelle N. Lafrance is Professor of Psychology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Michelle's teaching and research interests are in the areas of critical and feminist psychology, including women’s experiences of depression, and the social construction of distress, gender, and sexuality.