Writing is collective healing to build a community. We, five Vietnamese bodies, enquire, how can individual memories be collective healing to rewrite a better future of education? We borrow Nhat Hanh’s philosophy to touch on our suffering to heal and Barad’s returning as a multiplicity of processes for reconnecting with the pastpresentfuture. We use the recollection of individual memories to share critical incidents of past experiences to build a collective community for healing purposes. We have demonstrated our deep commitment to creating a resilient system in retelling stories and rewriting for hope for educational change through this process.
returning, memory rewriting, collective healing, Thich Nhat Hanh, Karen Barad
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Trinh, E., LE, G. H., Dong, H., Tran, T., & Tran, V. (2022). Memory Rewriting as a Method of Inquiry: When Returning Becomes Collective Healing. The Qualitative Report, 27(3), 824-841. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5245
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