Date of Award

2019

Document Type

USM Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Stonecoast

First Advisor

Katherine Larson

Second Advisor

Rick Bass

Third Advisor

Justin Tussing

Abstract

This is a story about sexual trauma and its direct link to Aryn’s eating disorder that continued while she was pregnant. It’s a story of birth trauma, and the hysterectomy that followed. It’s a story of how Aryn’s mental health deteriorated after the hysterectomy to the point of an attempted suicide. It’s a story of Aryn’s journey to understand how these events have shaped her life, and of her resolve to move forward with forgiveness and compassion.

Comments

This thesis is restricted to USM access only.

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