Disrputive magic: a reflexive journey towards facilitating digital storytelling signs in city spaces to destigmatize women seeking food (in)security assistance

Authors
Decker, Laura
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Bennett, Audrey
Suckling, Maurice
Costelloe-Kuehn, Brandon
Zappen, James
Kimball, Miles, A
Issue Date
2022-05
Keywords
Communication and rhetoric
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Food insecurity and the stigma surrounding seeking assistance are troubling normal in our communities. This dissertation is a reflexive journey into disrupting the stigma associated with women seeking food insecurity assistance. I propose that disruption can occur through digital storytelling signs that negotiate a connection to women who are food insecure to provide a solution in city spaces. Simultaneously, I can transform my practice based on prior education and experience in public health. By slowing down and engaging in reflexive processes, I work through how literary scholars Roland Barthes and Italo Calvino, coupled with contemporary scholars, contribute lessons to facilitating digital storytelling signs. These lessons and a mix-method approach lead to the prototype of a digital storytelling sign and a greater sense of who I am.
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May2022
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department
Dept. of Communication and Media
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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