This article recaps my symposium presentation, where I argue that feminist organizing strategies are central to healing our society and creating restorative justice from my perspective as a survivor of occupational injury, battering, and criminalization for self-defense. This includes the creation of Free Battered Texas Women. We prefer to think of ourselves as survivor-advocates who use a variety of tactics to empower ourselves, incarcerated battered women, and citizens. These strategies include pedagogy; poetry and other written forms; art; and legislative advocacy. I blend this grassroots activism with feminist disability theory, radical feminist theory, feminist ethnography, and feminist criminology.
Marston, Cathy PhD
"Free Battered Texas Women: Survivor-Advocates Organizing at the Crossroads of Gendered Violence, Disability, and Incarceration,"
Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: https://athenaeum.uiw.edu/verbumincarnatum/vol7/iss1/3
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