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Candace Walworth

Candace Walworth

Chair, Peace Studies, Naropa University

Candace Walworth is an educator with twenty-seven years of teaching experience in a variety of settings and disciplines. She has taught at an alternative high school, toured with a professional theater company and offered a wide range of writing and literature courses in community colleges, prisons and universities. Since 1991, she has been a member of the core faculty at Naropa. Her teaching and research interests include spiritual models of social action, the socially engaged imagination and the practice of dialogue in conflict transformation. She received the President’s Award for Outstanding faculty in 1993 and 1999 and the Student Union of Naropa (SUN) Faculty of the Year award in 2005 and 2008. She recently completed her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Peace Studies.


This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...