Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

5 Tips for Maintaining Wellness in the Struggle by Taina Asili

Taina Asili, singer-songwriter, activist, and touring artist — and a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts program,  recently shared a deeply thoughtful and inspiring post, featuring tips she and Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm came up with after being … Continue reading

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GGI Faculty Member’s Project Highlighted in Film Festival

The Contamination Waltz, a short film about the Winter/Summer Institute (WSI) — which GGI faculty member Katt Lissard is artistic director of — was just named an official selection of the 28th Annual Dallas VideoFest (October 12th-18th). Here’s a description … Continue reading

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The Power of Words Conference Celebrates Transformative Language Arts

The 12th annual Power of Words conference, held Sept 17-21 at Unity Village in Kansas City, MO., brought together over 110 writers, storytellers, artists, activists, educators, change-makers, health professionals and visionaries to explore how writing, storytelling, performance, and other arts … Continue reading

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From Black Women’s Lives Matter to the Solidarity Economy as Social Innovation: Graduating Student Presentations

The August residency for the Goddard Graduate Institute featured a rich expanse of workshops from our graduating students. Congratulations to them all, and here’s what they presented: Black Women’s Lives Matter: A Narrative, Womanist Approach to Self-Care, with HAS graduating … Continue reading

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Seema Reza, Goddard College Student, Wins USO Award for “Bringing Down Walls With Words”

Seema Reza, a current Transformative Language Arts MA student and BFA in Writing graduate from Goddard, just won a major award from the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. She was honored at the organization’s 33rd annual awards dinner on March 26 … Continue reading

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What Story Are You Changing?: A Special Event at the Residency

To launch Transformative Language in Action, a new anthology co-edited by GGI’s Ruth Farmer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, students, faculty, and the public gathered for a special event to explore what stories we’re changing and challenging with our work, activism, art, … Continue reading

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Ezra Berkley Nepon Wins Leeway Foundation Transformation Award

According to the Leeway Foundation, which just awarded Ezra Berkley Nepon a 2014 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award,  “Ezra’s work an artist and activist comes from their hunger for stories and spaces that allow marginalized people to know they are not … Continue reading

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