«‘Our Stories Matter’ is a comprehensive and inspiring guide to SPN writing. This is an innovative research methodology that both informs and liberates. Like Participatory Action Research, SPN writing creates essential ways for marginalized peoples to relate to research, writing, and publication as a source of empowerment, not conquest. This book offers tangible tools for Scholarly Personal Narrators and celebrates those who have the courage, strength, and resilience to document their own liberatory stories in academic forums.» (Owen Daniel-McCarter, J.D., founding collective member of the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois; Instructor, DePaul University)
About the Author
Sydnee Viray is a highly respected student services administrator at the University of Vermont. She is a social worker, consultant/scholar in the areas of diversity and inclusion and financial management for mission-driven non-profits and for government bodies. She has spent the last 10 years as a community social worker advocating for, and with, economically and racially marginalized community members. She is currently a Scholarly Personal Narrative writing co-instructor (with Robert) at UVM.