What Do The Stories We Tell Say About Ourselves And Others?

“[…] As Adrianna Cavarero contends, we are dependent on each other to narrate our lives (1997) … The stories we tell about ourselves, about others, about world events, about the past, about our political beliefs, about our identities are not just simply social and political constructions but elaborations of our psychic dramas. Also, if our stories always implicate the other – because our humanity is made relationally – how do we narrate our stories ethically? How do we recognize the alterity of the other in our stories all the while recognizing our dependency on the other?”

– Dina Georgis, excerpt from The Tolerance Project, Preface: A Family Portrait

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2 Responses

  1. Natalie says:

    I love this quote, Dina’s work is brilliant. It makes me so happy to see her quoted here!

  2. Joelle says:

    Me too. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting her at the Arab Feminisms conference at AUB back in 2009. I’ve been following her work, or at least as much as I can have access to, since then.

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