This paper describes a therapeutic conversation with a young gay Muslim man and his brother which was shaped by the definitional ceremony metaphor. Through deconstructing 'games of truth' in relation to attitudes to homosexuality and the process of 'coming out', space was created for this young man and his brother to realign their relationship. In the midst of the current hostile climate affecting all Arab Muslim families, this paper describes the story of two brothers and their concept of loyalty.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||The International journal of narrative therapy and community work|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Narrative therapy
- Muslim youth--Sexual behavior
- Gays--Family relationships
- Gender identity
- Homosexuality--Psychological aspects
Hammoud-Beckett, S. (2007). Azima ila Hayati - an invitation in to my life: narrative conversations about sexual identity. The International journal of narrative therapy and community work, 2007(1), 29-39.