Goddard College News

November 2015

Story Teaching: Youth Rising Up

Goddard’s propensity to gather and tell powerful stories was never more evident than in the creative cross-programmatic project, True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction Audio Storytelling. This endeavor was birthed from a venture (the Story + Media Lab) conceptualized by Karen Werner (UGP Faculty) in collaboration with Jackie Batten (WGDR Training Coordinator). Karen and Jackie facilitated a […]

Story Voice: Robin Stone (MA HAS ‘15)

Transformation, healing, and elevation of self and others Robin Stone (MA HAS ‘15) used her graduate thesis “Black Women’s Lives Matter: A Narrative, Womanist Approach to Self-Care,” as a vehicle “to help Black women embrace self-care through engaging with the stories of their bodies,” she says. Stone’s influences include Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde […]

Story Voice: Meta Commerse (BA HAS ‘01, MA EDU ‘02, MFAW ‘11)

Transformation, healing, and elevation of self and others Meta Commerse is an alumna with three degrees from Goddard (BA HAS ‘01, MA EDU ‘02, MFAW ‘11) and she has a company called Story Medicine, www.storymedicineasheville.com that publishes books, videos, gives workshops, and presentations on using the power of story to heal. It is a community-based […]

Story Voice: Kerrie Lynn Mayer (MA EDU ‘13)

Transformation, healing, and elevation of self and others In her culminating research work at Goddard, titled “Self-Transformation and Collective Liberation: Stories of Learning and Longing,” Kerrie Lynn Mayer (MA EDU ‘13) asks, “How does one become a teller of stories, a speaker of truths, a confronter of fears and injustices?” “This has been an important question […]

Story Voice: Erin Gravelle (MA EDU ’12)

Transformation, healing, and elevation of self and others Erin Gravelle (MA EDU ’12), shares how she was able to engage in a “learning to learn” process that emerged from the stories of her own life in her work, “Skating Circles Around Myself: A Heuristic Exploration of Storytelling and Fear.” Her graduate thesis asks: “Why do we […]

Story Agency: Doyle Canning (BA EDU ’03)

Conversation and change in a world reaching for justice Doyle Canning (BA EDU ’03) wrote Re-Imagining Change: How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World and founded the Center for Story Based Strategy (storybasedstrategy.org). Doyle created the Center based on the idea that “fundamental social change is not only […]

Story Agency: Amoshaun Toft (BA RUP ’00)

Conversation and change in a world reaching for justice Amoshaun Toft (BA RUP ’00) is an educator, researcher, and activist. He studies and teaches “about language, power, and social change,” as noted on his website. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell where he teaches Media & […]

Story Agency: Susan Sakash (MA SIS ’15)

Conversation and change in a world reaching for justice Susan Sakash, a graduate of the Goddard Graduate Institute‘s Master of Arts in Social Innovation & Sustainability program, is a change agent and storyteller responsible for organizing on the Goddard campus, moments before her commencement, four and a half minutes of silence as part of the nationwide remembrance […]

InterSections: a PopUp Art Event at the Undergraduate Program Fall 2015 Residency

Faculty member Sui Yee Wong describes InterSections this way: “Here is the container; there is no judgment, no value, no perfection, no beginning, no end, no product, just process. Just make!” Enjoy this audio slide movie of InterSections, which featured the work of Isabella Frank (window projection); Joseph Nontanovan (spoken word drawing); Raphael Krasnow (spoken […]

Story Agency: Loba Wakinyan Azul (MFAW student)

Conversation and change in a world reaching for justice Loba Wakinyan Azul, a student in the MFA in Creative Writing Program in Port Townsend, started a conversation at residency about race in relationship to Goddard’s responsibility as a community and to “make what we offer available to a broader racial community.” In describing their [preferred pronoun] facilitated […]