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Participatory action research with ex-prisoners: Using Photovoice and one woman’s story told through poetry

This paper focusses on the story of Deer (not her real name), a participant in my Photovoice project with 12 ex-prisoners in South Australia. People who have been to prison rarely have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. In particular, women ex-prisoners tend to remain silent about their experiences because of […]


A Psalm for the People of the Earth – Alan Wight

Praise the Gods and the Universes,             Technological curiosity of radio signals 100,000,000 light years away, Praise the stars and sun so near,             Praise the galaxies and in-between interstellar spaces,                         Praise the atoms, atums, and adams, Praise it all with voices and violins,                         With flutes, bongo beat-drums, and aboriginal didgeridoos, […]


Blue-Green-Ball of Creation

One of my favorite characteristics of Action Researchers is that we consider different ways of knowing. As P. Reasons states so well, “research practitioners to take into account many different forms of knowing— knowledge of our purposes as well of our ideas, knowledge that is based in intuition as well as the senses, knowledge expressed […]