Title

Barefoot and Bindi-ed

Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type

Closed Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English and Theatre

First Advisor

Nancy Jensen

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre

Second Advisor

Carter Sickels

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre

Third Advisor

Young Smith

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre

Abstract

My thesis is my memoir, made of a compilation of essays that is arranged in chronological order, at least as it stands now. The essays themselves are different events from my life, from some of my earliest memories until high school. My thesis, at its core, is meant to shed light upon and (hopefully) explain the clash of cultures that I have experienced throughout my life. As a biracial child in the extremely conservative southeastern Kentucky, it’s evident that there are lessons to be learned, but at the core, my hope is that my thesis brings together an understanding of both cultures and how they relate to me.

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