Category Archives: Memoir, Life Writing & Autobiography

IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Movement as Prayer, Collective Medicine, Rethinking Parenthood, Healing Stories, Midwifery and More: Health Arts & Sciences Recent Graduates

The Collision, with HAS graduating student Raymond Christopher Dell. My presentation demonstrates the theory behind traditional acting techniques and where the status quo of developing a character often fails. I will discuss the traditional Stanislavsky based acting approaches, and then … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Graduating Students Workshops at the Fall 2012 Residency

Take a look at what our graduating students in the Sustainable Business & Communities (SBC), Health Arts & Sciences (HAS), and Individualized MA (IMA) program did during their time here, and get a better idea of what possible with your … Continue reading

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“Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s”: Essay by Goddard Faculty Appears in YES Magazine

IMA faculty member Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s essay on raising her son, who has asperger’s syndrome, recently appeared in Yes Magazine. “Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s,” first appeared in My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human … Continue reading

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Getting Naked & Telling the Truth with Jeanne Chambers & Rhonda Patzia

Jeanne Chambers and Rhonda Patzia were students together in the IMA, both in the Transformative Language Arts concentration. While Jeanne focused on storytelling, story catching, autoethnography and ethics, Rhonda’s study bridged TLA and embodiment studies, combining photography and creative writing … Continue reading

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Why Am I Here?: The Duende at the Heart of Place, Consciousness and Home with Claudia Guerra

IMA graduating student Claudia Guerra presented today on Duende, the Spanish word for “having soul,” or heightened expression, emotion and aliveness, often associated with Flamenco dancing. Yet Claudia, a consciousness studies student, drew this word to place that moment and place where consciousness, memory, … Continue reading

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After earning her degree in the IMA program, during which time she studied and wrote memoir, Dina Wolff went onto find a career in writing, and also to find someone who changed her life: Aster, her adoptive daughter from Ethiopia. … Continue reading

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Ghosts As Metaphor For Lack of Place: Sed Dickerson And What Haunts Us

“Part of being a ghost is having a lack of place, which extends far beyond the physical.” So says IMA student Sed Dickerson in an interview with fellow student Joanna Tebbs Young in The Magazine of Yoga. In looking at … Continue reading

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Embodiment Studies: Being a Body

One of the emerging fields of study in the world is right at home in Goddard’s IMA Program. Embodiment Studies within the IMA program investigates the experience and implications of “being a body” is the brainchild of faculty member Ellie … Continue reading

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