WHO WE ARE
Moyers: I don’t think I’ve ever met a more pathetic character in modern literature than Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye.
Morrison: She has surrendered completely to the so-called “Master Narrative,” the whole notion of what is ugliness, what is worthlessness. She got it from her family; she got it from school; she got it from the movies; she got it from everywhere.
Moyers: The Master Narrative . . . what is . . . that’s life.
Morrison: No. It’s white male life. The Master Narrative is whatever ideological script that is being imposed by the people in authority on everybody else: The Master Fiction . . . history. It has a certain point of view.
We seek STORY that is meaning making, provides us with organizing language, and helps us navigate our existence with creativity, dexterity and defiance.
We seek STORY that illuminates our blind spots, re-orients us toward a framework that integrates agency and structure, person and setting, individual and culture.[Erikson, 1968]
We seek STORY that helps us understand our past, deconstruct our present and envision a