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When stories cross paths

Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland went to Haiti on assignment and wrote an article called “Aftershocks: Welcome to Haiti’s Reconstruction Hell.” A few months later, for GOOD Magazine, McClelland recounted her experience with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in an article titled “How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD.” I balked when I first read the title, but I became even more uncomfortable with some of the comments following the publication of the piece.

Critical Peace kindly hosted me this week to talk about storytelling in conflict zones. Springing from the controversy surrounding Mac McClelland’s GOOD article, I ask what happens when stories cross paths: when the stories McClelland witnessed during that first trip in Haiti affect her own life story. Click here to read the full piece.

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