Reflections from the Editorial Team: Who Controls the Narrative?

  • Darlyne Bailey
  • Monica Leisey
  • F. Ellen Netting
  • Kelly McNally Koney
Keywords: counter narrative, insight, human relationships, learning, curiosity, transformation, change


Reflections Volume 27 number 1 includes an update from the Editorial Leadership Team and Editorial Board. In this issue we pose the question, Who controls the narrative? We share our collective thoughts about why a platform for narrative writing is more critical than ever in an era in which false narratives proliferate. We are excited to publish our first poem submission and nine remarkable narratives by authors who embrace a common theme—the life changing insights gained from their experiences working with diverse population groups and teaching the next generation of helping professionals. Exuding curiosity and imagination, these authors share counter narratives that have emerged from fully listening to and interacting with clients, colleagues, and students. Their words illuminate our understandings, raise our consciousness, and call us to embrace change.

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