There. I Said It. Confessions Of A Vain Girl Battling the Ugliest Disease You’ve Never Heard Of
Atlanta, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
This thesis focused on the physical and emotional ramifications of living with a rare hormonal disorder called Cushing’s Syndrome. However, the thesis did not emphasize the tragedy of living with the disease. Instead, the primary focus was on the more humorous aspects of managing a health crisis, as well as the absurdity of dealing with the healthcare system. The aim of the thesis was to raise awareness of this disease and to recognize the shame that comes with losing control over one’s physical appearance. Furthermore, the thesis deals with the challenges of overcoming Cushing’s, and ultimately gaining a new understanding of physical beauty.
CHAIR: Sanders, Darby
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