Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

My thesis is a work of creative non-fiction detailing many of my life experiences as a person affected by Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. My opening chapter is written from a child's perspective as I contemplate the onset of my illness at the age of four. The middle chapters of this work explore the turbulent adolescent years and my growing confusion and insecurity regarding the progression of my condition. The close of this work details my friendship with another woman affected by the same condition. Through this unique bond, I gain a greater understanding and acceptance of myself.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-7030

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Jill Dopf

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

64 pages

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