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My Skin Does Not Fit: A Memoir Of Growth, Acceptance and Validation

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Title: My Skin Does Not Fit: A Memoir Of Growth, Acceptance and Validation
Author: Zatychies, Makenzie
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: English
Advisor: Hill, Lawrence
Abstract: My Skin Does Not Fit: A Memoir Of Growth, Acceptance, and Validation reads like an eleven chapter therapy session, rooted in self-reflection and personal development. The writing unites academic and anecdotal writing to confront long-ignored traumatic memories to redefine narratives that governed my experience of the world. Every section offers raw realizations and reflections of womanhood, mental health, and identity. The stories range from early childhood through to adulthood and shift between chronological storytelling and chapters anchored in a specific theme. Narratology and Trauma Theory provided the framework to negotiate structure and narrative for the most effective path through the stories. My Skin Does Not Fit: A Memoir Of Growth, Acceptance and Validation is a meditation on the interconnected themes of gender, womanhood, class, intergenerational trauma and identity. The memoir describes different events in my life that shaped my mentality and sense of self.
Date: 2020-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Embargoed Until: 2023-10-07

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