Category: Issue Seven – Essays

  • Why we need to write the exclusion narratives

    Why we need to write the exclusion narratives

    By Glenice Whitting Every person has the right to participate equally, to be valued, to be heard; therefore, exclusion narratives need to be revealed and scrutinised. Through these stories, we learn from the past and can shape a better future. They are stories of stereotyping, discrimination and mistreatment, and they come from negative attitudes and…

  • What Ever Works
    (The Story Time Project)

    By Joe Humphreys  Lock and key: the distinguishing device of civilization and enlightenment. Ambrose Bierce It’s not a new idea—telling stories is as old as humanity. Yet it never fails to surprise me how small the appreciation is that reading to children fosters more than just literacy. I’ve been teaching literacy and ESL in a…