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“It’s Not About Me” A Multidisciplinary Oral History Solo Memoir Performance and Reflection Paper on the Responsibility of Listening

Stack, Kayleigh

Abstract: This paper is a reflection on a Multidisciplinary Oral History Solo Memoir Performance I presented for my Columbia University Oral History Master’s Thesis of a personal narrative of a woman—myself—sharing an experience of what it means to be disabled, walking around with an “invisible bruise. The following paper reflects both on that performance as well as on the importance for oral historians to continue to establish more creative listening practices in order to bring the work beyond the archive. Creative listening practice that cultivates spaces for responsible listening and furthers potential for dialogical engagement. Original performance exhibition can be viewed here:

Keywords: Disability Right, Listening Practices, Oral History, Spirituality


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Academic Units
Oral History Master of Arts
Thesis Advisors
Starecheski, Amy A.
M.A., Columbia University
Published Here
October 19, 2023