Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

Rewriting Our Personal Mythologies with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, acting program director and founder of Transformative Language Arts, talks about how students at Goddard often rewrite their personal mythologies. Watch this short video, part of a new series filmed by Alexander Love, based on interviews with GGI … Continue reading

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Learning to Open the Doors You Need to Open with Goddard Student Seema Reza

Seema Reza, current Goddard student in Transformative Language Arts, talks about what brought her to Goddard and helped us to gain credibility. Watch this short video, part of a new series filmed by Alexander Love, based on interviews with GGI … Continue reading

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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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