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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
Wigging Out, a memoir, chronicles my first chemotherapy treatment which began in 2008 for the autoimmune disease Lupus. The primary focus is on how identity is affected by disability. Each symptom of my disease and side effect from my medications prompted a reevaluation of my identity as I felt a change both in myself and in the way others perceived me. In order to maintain a sense of control, I tried several techniques to pass and cover my disabled status, including the use of prosthetic hair pieces. Ultimately, the use of prosthetics made accepting my situation more difficult as it encouraged holding onto a former identity rather than creating a new one. It was not until I stopped using prosthetics as a form of denial and instead adopted them as part of a new identity that I was finally able to achieve the confidence necessary to fight for my life.
Title: Wigging Out.
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Name(s): Moffa, Jeanette.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 114 p..
Language(s): English
Summary: Wigging Out, a memoir, chronicles my first chemotherapy treatment which began in 2008 for the autoimmune disease Lupus. The primary focus is on how identity is affected by disability. Each symptom of my disease and side effect from my medications prompted a reevaluation of my identity as I felt a change both in myself and in the way others perceived me. In order to maintain a sense of control, I tried several techniques to pass and cover my disabled status, including the use of prosthetic hair pieces. Ultimately, the use of prosthetics made accepting my situation more difficult as it encouraged holding onto a former identity rather than creating a new one. It was not until I stopped using prosthetics as a form of denial and instead adopted them as part of a new identity that I was finally able to achieve the confidence necessary to fight for my life.
Identifier: 820359232 (oclc), 3355617 (digitool), FADT3355617 (IID), fau:3943 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jeanette Moffa.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 201?.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Moffa, Jeanette
Systemic lupus erythematosus -- Treatment -- Psychological aspects
Systemic lupus erythematosus -- Patients -- Mental health
Sociology of disability
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3355617
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Owner Institution: FAU