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ERIC Number: EJ1171259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
The Power of Sum: An Accountability Sistah Circle
McLane-Davison, Denise R.; Quinn, Camille R.; Hardy, Kimberly; Smith, Rhoda L.
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n1 p18-32 2018
Duoethnography offers the narratives of first-generation Black women scholars who created a virtual community as a transformative safe space for peer mentorship and scholarship. Framed through a womanist epistemological lens, our narratives provide insight about challenges and triumphs of navigating the academy from female scholars of African descent. Unique to this chronicle, the development of an Accountability Sistah Circle in 2012 became an organic transformative community for personal and professional growth. Through the components of this model, which can be implemented with others living in the margins, we uncovered our authentic voices, shared resources, expanded social capital, and developed a ritual that provided a safety shield around us and ultimately helped enhance our academic fortitude.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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