This weeks chat will be hosted by Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee.
I have started writing this blog about feminism and occupational therapy so many times… The reason I
think for stopping and starting has been that I was starting to write an academic piece and each time it
didn’t feel genuine. I don’t feel ‘academic’ about this subject! The underlying philosophy of feminism
and occupational therapy are part of who I am. I have made conscious choices to work with women
including leading groups for women in mental health settings, and more recently making a commitment
to develop leadership skills for women in the University setting. In my research I chose to use a feminist
methodology, and as the poem says, ‘took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.’
I don’t believe that I am alone in holding both philosophies close to my heart – so I have questions… –
‘Where is the conversation about feminism and occupational therapy? Where is the ongoing dialogue
about feminism in a profession that is 96% women?
I want to use the #OTalk session to develop a conversation about Feminism and occupational therapy.
- What brings you to this #OTalk about feminism and Occupational Therapy?
- Where do you see the links between feminism and occupational therapy?
- Where is the conversation about feminism and occupational therapy?
- How might we move forward with bringing life to this subject?
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