Interview Topic: Cultivating Authenticity in Our Selves, Relationships, and Communities
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An Authenticity Map and Zones of Relationship Map (as explained in the interview), as well as a free chapter from her memoir, Moving Between the Lines: A Black Market Baby, A Motorcycle, A Quest for Real, and links to resources for writing a memoir as a path to authenticity.
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Catherine's Website: http://catherinebecker.com/
Catherine Becker is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Hilo where she teaches courses in sustainability and leadership, relational, family, and organizational communication. Her research and creative work explore the ways that communication contributes to the transformation of individuals, systems, and cultures. It crosses methodological and disciplinary lines, forges connections that didn’t exist previously, to encourage new paradigms, perspectives, and possibilities.
Her book and card set, Mana Cards: The Power of Hawaiian Wisdom, has been published in several languages. Mana Cards interweaves images and symbols with stories from Hawaii with insightful teachings designed to foster new perspectives and empowering connections.
Catherine is about to publish a new book, Moving Between the Lines: A Black Market Baby, A Motorcycle, A Quest for Real, a memoir about authenticity. The description reveals a lot about her:
Shortly after finding out she was a black market baby, nineteen-year-old Catherine Morris wants to escape working-class life in Buffalo by riding a motorcycle 9,000-miles across the United States. Resenting the secrets that surround her real identity, along with a society that sanctions them, she sets off to find her natural mother while exploring alternatives to mainstream religion and culture in the United States. Along the way, she attends a séance with spiritualists, hangs with bikers, talks in tongues with Pentecostals, drops acid with Deadheads, stays on California commune, rides through radiation to a Powwow, travels through Thailand, climbs Mt. Fuji, and surfs in Hawaii. Moving between myth and reality in the American landscape and beyond, a series of signs and synchronicities lead her to discover who she really is and who she can become.