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Ellen-Maria Ekström and the Stories That Connect Us

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School of Social Work, University of Montreal, 3150 rue Jean-Brillant Montreal, Montreal, QC H3T 1N8, Canada
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Therapist in Private Practice, 100 00-200 00 Stockholm, Sweden
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Genealogy 2019, 3(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy3020025
Received: 26 March 2019 / Revised: 9 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 23 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feminist Genealogies: Specific Political Intersections)
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Abstract

In this article, Metis scholar and psychotherapist Cathy Richardson, together with Swedish psychotherapist, Christina Löwenborg, write about their family, their shared genealogy and their experience of connection and roots in what some might call feminist genealogy or feminist storytelling. This history spans four generations, two continents and a cultural divide. The authors share a great-grandmother, Ellen-Maria Ekström, who lived in Småland in southern Sweden, from 1876–1951. In this paper, the authors explore the implications of being co-descendants of Ellen-Maria and the heritage—women’s knowledge that comes from their maternal relations. View Full-Text
Keywords: women’s history; immigration; Swedish diaspora; Indigenous women; feminist storytelling women’s history; immigration; Swedish diaspora; Indigenous women; feminist storytelling
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Richardson, C.; Löwenborg, C. Ellen-Maria Ekström and the Stories That Connect Us. Genealogy 2019, 3, 25.

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