Re-membering Beauty: Rape Culture, Femicide, and the Shadow
Keywords:Arts-based research, autoethnography, femicide, grief, Jung, rape culture
This paper reviews and summarizes the author’s inquiry into rape culture and femicide using an arts-based approach and narrative autoethnography. It is based on the author’s experience of losing a friend who was sexually assaulted and murdered in the fall of 2014. Using art, personal narrative, and community engagement, the author establishes a healing practice that not only helped her transform her grief into compassion but also raised her community’s consciousness about this important topic. The author proposes that such integration of art, narrative, community engagement, and healing practice is capable of impacting individual and collective consciousness.
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