This paper is an autoethnography highlighting the reflections of a White, female, graduate student as she begins her protest journey to struggle for justice within a southern city facing an epidemic of police brutality. In this reflection, she contemplates and negotiates her ally identity while serving as a scholar-activist in a historic city for social justice. The autoethnography spans a college semester of activism, involving a march, weekly protests, and a storytelling event centered on police brutality. Communication scholarship undergirds this narrative that reveals entering activism is a rewarding journey to justice, and also to self-discovery.
"With Action Comes Reflection,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research: Vol. 21, Article 3.
Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol21/iss1/3