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Breaking the Mould: Working through our Differences to Vocalize the Sound of Change

Abdellatif, Amal and Aldossari, Maryam and Boncori, Ilaria and Callahan, Jamie and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Chaudhry, Sara and Kivinen, Nina and Liu, Shan-Jan Sarah and Utoft, Ea Høg and Vershinina, Natalia and Yarrow, Emily and Pullen, Alison (2021) 'Breaking the Mould: Working through our Differences to Vocalize the Sound of Change.' Gender, Work and Organization. ISSN 0968-6673

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Abstract

This paper orchestrates alterethnographical reflections in which we, women, polyphonically document, celebrate and vocalise the sound of change. This change is represented in Kamala Harris’s appointment as the first woman, woman of colour, and South Asian American as the US Vice President, breaking new boundaries of political leadership, and harvesting new gains for women in leadership and power more broadly. With feminist awareness and curiosity, we organise and mobilise individual texts into a multivocal paper as a way to write solidarity between women. Recognising our intersectional differences, and power differentials inherent in our different positions in academic hierarchies, we unite to write about our collective concerns regarding gendered, racialised, classed social relations. Coming together across intersectional differences in a writing community has been a vehicle to speak, relate, share, and voice our feelings and thoughts to document this historic moment and build a momentum to fulfil our hopes for social change. As feminists, we accept our responsibility to make this history written, rather than manipulated or erased, by breaking the mould in the form of multi-layered embodied texts to expand writing and doing research differently through re/writing otherness.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Essex Pathways
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 19:56
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30645

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