Graham-Bailey, Marona Amandla Leaura
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The theory of standpoint epistemology asserts that each of us construct and interpret our realities based on our own experiences. Reflexivity invites us to bring an increased awareness to our daily lives. Taken together, these concepts frame the foundation of standpoint journalism. Using the method of autoethnography I expound upon Durham’s model of standpoint journalism and present it as a plausible solution for improving the coverage of communities that have been historically marginalized by society and the press. By integrating standpoint journalism, reflexivity, and autoethnography, an emphasis is placed on the location where theory intersects with practice–or praxis– and narrates my experiences reporting on the transgender community.