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You Better Check Your Method Before You Wreck Your Method: Challenging and Transforming Photovoice

You Better Check Your Method Before You Wreck Your Method: Challenging and Transforming Photovoice

You better check your method before you wreck your method: Challenging and transforming photovoice
Angie P. Mejia

This reflective piece draws on my experience of using photovoice with Latina immigrant mothers in a community health initiative project, the North Portland Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) photovoice initiative. The title of this chapter is inspired by Ice Cube's lyrics, ‘you better check yourself before you wreck yourself', from his early 1990s hit single ‘Check yo Self’ (Jackson, 1992). However, do not let the playfulness of the title obscure what this chapter is trying to do; these words encapsulate the overall message of this chapter, which is the need to check the many ways ...

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