Date of Award
When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2003, I immediately turned to journal writing and to reading to try and make sense of what was happening in my family. I searched websites for causes of breast cancer and ways to prevent it, I read literary women's memoirs, and I wrote a great deal about the way that I was feeling: scared, guilty, angry, broken. As a reader and a writer I needed to somehow intellectualize all of the things I was feeling. This writing project is a product of that initial response and of my subsequent research and experience.
Bowles, Melissa, "Amazonian Women: A Multi-Voiced Narrative on Surviving Breast Cancer" (2004). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 775.
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