Founded by Jheanelle Garriques in 2014, Naked Narratives is an international narrative therapy and creative literacy project. Naked Narratives believes in the power of art and advocacy, using innovative, culturally-relevant programming to educate and empower underserved communities everywhere.
Narrative therapy programs emphasize the value of individual body parts as characters in our life stories; where participants may write, reflect, and adorn themselves to celebrate. Creative literacy programs include an enhanced English component, with targeted literacy lessons to improve critical thinking, creative writing, and public speaking skills in youth. A truly revolutionary project, Naked Narratives helps femmes young and old discover self-sustaining tools for compassion, creativity, and confidence.
Naked Narratives was inspired by the ethnographic work of German feminist Frigga Haug. By expanding on some of the research described in her book, Female Sexualization: A Collective Work of Memory, Ms. Garriques created her own project. Naked Narratives uses a reciprocal model of funding, where 100% proceeds are used to offer free programs to underprivileged communities abroad.