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A Creative Writing Case Study of Gender-Based Violence in Coach Education: Stacey’s Story

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72–80
Number of pages9
JournalWomen in Sport and Physical Activity
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


Creative nonfiction writing is the literary technique employed in this article to explore insights and assist our understanding of an
“alleged” sexual assault in a sport coach education environment. Creative nonfiction employs various narrative tools—
characters, setting, figurative language, sequences of events, plot, sub-plot, and dialogue—designed to render the sensitive and
controversial elements of sexual assault significant. Readers are, therefore, invited to engage with Stacey’s Story and reflect on the
actions of both the perpetrator(s) and the victim. While there are risks associated with the sharing of stories, especially those
which are considered dangerous, it is envisaged that Stacey’s Story will be viewed as an opportunity to develop more critical
responses and advance our understanding of gender-based violence in sport.


Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 2020, 28 (1): 72–80,]. © 2020 University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

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