Chrysalis: The Journal of Transformative Language Arts

Chrysalis is an online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of research and reflection pertaining to Transformative Language Arts. It is a resource for those who are currently studying or practicing TLA and for those interested in the power of the spoken, written, and sung word to engender personal and/or communal change.

Transformative Language Arts is larger than you think. Practitioners include, but are not limited to, singer/songwriters, novelists and poets, spoken word artists, workshop facilitators, actors, graffiti artists, bloggers, community organizers, teachers, therapists, nurses, and the list continues ad infinitum. If you believe in the power of the word to make fundamental, lasting change, then you are a part of the TLA community. Welcome!

Accepted January 1 to April 1, 2016

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Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editors PDF
Amber Chelynne Ellis 1-6

Books: TLA in Literature

Book Review: Transformative Language Arts in Action PDF
Amber Chelynne Ellis 7-10

Theory: TLA Article

Finding Our People In a Ceremonial Village Disguised as a Conference: A Short History of the Power of Words Conference PDF
Caryn A Mirriam-Goldberg 11-32
Poems That Heal PDF
Sandy Henneberger 33-45

Narratives: TLA in the Community

I am who I was, but so much more PDF
Sarah W. Bartlett 46-71
Watercolor Words & Release: Poems of Surrender PDF

Creative Products: TLA Process Exposed

Triptych: Etch-A-Sketch Icons, Crayon Litanies of Faith PDF
Ramona Anne McCallum 81-87
S-bomb PDF
Meg Grant 88-93
Enduring Witness - a transformative play PDF
Hilton Koppe 94-137
The Screen Door Unlatches PDF
Maria C Harris 138-151

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Chrysalis is a project of the Transformative Language Arts Network.