I am Max : a story of self-advocacy and empowerment
MetadataShow full item record
The current social realities of transgender individuals create some opportunities to change the dominant narrative of exclusion by cultivating the relationship between empowerment and self-advocating. This biographic research, in the form of a documentary video using mediated public ethnography, centers on the story of Max, a genderfluid individual. The research was done in order to examine how Max as found their voice for change by gaining insights into their own personal experiences of empowerment and self-advocacy so that others can learn from it. It covers the main elements of empowerment, which I identify as process, context and power, as well as the building blocks of self-advocacy, which I identify as identity, rights and action. Based on the stories that Max has shared, I found that empowerment and advocacy were feeding each other in creating a circular process where empowerment is both a process and an outcome. The video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/265452346: RRU2018
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Advocacy confidential : narrative accounts of youth engaged in environmental and social justice advocacy Dowling, Kieran Thomas (2014-11-10)This study explores the phenomena of burnout as a social construct with youth engaged in social change movements. Using a dialogic narrative methodology I interviewed seven youth engaged within environmental and/or social ...
Costello, Wendy P. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)While the literature is clear that teaching students with exceptionalities how to self-advocate leads to better life outcomes, self-determination and self-advocacy instruction is not happening enough in schools. Studies ...
Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Alex Jacobs, co-editor of Akwesasne Notes (based in Rooseveltown, New York), the longest running Native journal in North America.