REFLECTIONS ON HOMOPHOBIA, MY SISTER'S WEDDING, AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
AbstractThis narrative tells the story ofmy reaction, being a lesbian, a social worker, a social work educator, and ahomophobia educator and activist, to the wedding of my sister. We are not freefrom bias just because we ourselves belong to an oppressed group. I use thewedding as a backdrop to explore the impact of my homophobia on my teaching. Throughthese experiences and the writing of this narrative, my belief about theimportance of self awareness for effective and responsible social work practiceis reinforced. I feel joy, inspiration, and excitement at the opportunity toteach about self awareness and to travel this journey with my students.Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is the property of ClevelandState University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to alistserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print,download, or email articles for individual use.
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
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