Trans/feminist collaborative autoethnographic storying of gender-based violence, during the Covid 19 pandemic

Lesley Murray, Jess Moriarty, Amanda Holt, Sian Lewis, Mel Parks

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Abstract

The Covid 19 crisis has spotlighted particular insidious social problems, including gender-based violence (GBV), and their relationship with movement and confinement. As well as changing configuration of gender-based violence, the experience of the global pandemic and the immobilities of national lockdowns have created space to imagine gender-based violence – to connect with past experiences in the context of our rethinking of current experiences across multiple spaces. In this article we explicate a transdisciplinary feminist collaborative autoethnographic storying of gender-based violence during the Covid 19 pandemic. Based on the ‘trans/feminist methodology’ of Pryse (2000), we seek to contribute knowledge of GBV through the lens of Covid 19 using our own experiential life storying. In this article we show the potential of this method in understanding lived experiences over time that are situated in a specific context. Our experiences of GBV, as viewed through the pandemic, are presented as fragments, which then make up a collective narrative that illustrates our shared experiences of GBV in all its forms, across multiple spaces and throughout our life histories. In this common story, GBV is considered to im/mobilise – to stagnate our range of mobilities to varying degrees across these spaces and times.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Gender-Based Violence
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Oct 2022

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