Transformation over Amelioration: Introducing Structural Competency in Undergraduate Education

If we truly desire to see a change, we need transformation not amelioration (Fox et al, 2009a), we need knowledge not for the sake of knowledge (Collins, 2019) but knowledge that is going to transform us from deep within, bring us face to face with our own racism, homophobia and abjection; knowledge that is going to not only touch us, but move us to action.

Between the Borders of Who We Are

Recently I had the pleasure of co-producing a creative writing workshop “Your Story Matters” as a part of the Footsteps Festival, a volunteer-led, collaborative year-long festival that celebrates people living with pain through the means of art and education. Eighteen of us came together, all across the globe, to meet in togetherness, behind our screens.