The Mud Diaries: A Southern Girl’s Journey Back Home
Brown-Johnson, Laurinda D.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (eLearning)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Writing
"This thesis is a collection of essay excerpts about my life and experiences as a married, Black lesbian living in rural Mississippi. It delves into my early years in Memphis, Tennessee and provides deep introspection into life-altering encounters involving abuse, child molestation, religion, intra-racial colorism, depression and sexual orientation. This journey includes struggles and disappointments that paved the way for me to make Prentiss, Mississippi my permanent home."
Keywords: molestation, depression, suicide, religion, sweet tea, funeral home, same-sex marriage, high-yella, Greyhound bus, Prentiss, MS, lesbian
CHAIR: Lough, James
Augusté, Nicol Nixon
PDF : 92 pages
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