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Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric

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Fall 2020


In this article, we share the example of our recent community-based performance project on reproductive justice, We are BRAVE, to serve as a model of how community-based performance can be an embodied strategy for social change. We draw from the work of scholars of feminist rhetoric, community-based performance, and reproductive justice. In sharing the example of We are BRAVE, we show how using communitycentered, performative storytelling as embodied rhetoric can be an effective mode of public and political persuasion.


© 2020, Roberta Hunte, Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly.

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