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Abstract

This personal narrative shares a perspective of a non-binary trans qualitative writer who engages in the reflexive practice of evolutionary astrology. The author focuses on vulnerable, healing and therapeutic aspects of autoethnographic writing, and his quest for being authentic while dealing with difficult emotions related to his “misfit feeling” when crossing the boundary lines within Slovak academia.

Keywords

Autoethnography, Reflexivity, Authenticity, Vulnerability, Evolutionary Astrology, Non-Binary

Author Bio(s)

Mgr. Adam Wiesner, PhD. is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, and a practicing coach and therapist. His research interests include transgender studies, postmodern therapeutic approaches, autoethnography and reflexive writing. In 2017 he published a monograph (Jediná jistota je změna: Autoetnografie na transgender téma), where he deals with the challenging aspects of gender transition through autoethnography from the perspective of a researcher and a non-binary identified person. Correspondence can be addressed directly to: adam.wiesner@savba.sk.

Publication Date

3-7-2020

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