Whatever Keeps Us Warm

Open Access
Author:
Stango, Amanda P
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Toni Jensen, Thesis Supervisor
  • Marcy Lynne North, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • creative writing
  • fiction
  • creative non-fiction
  • identity
  • sexuality
Abstract:
This thesis, through works of fiction and creative nonfiction, examines issues of coming-of-age sexuality and identity. Though the speakers in each piece vary in age, background, location, and socioeconomic status, they share one commonality: each woman is trying to wade through her relationships with others and her relationships to both sexuality and identity. Each story in this collection attempts to capture a transformative process which ultimately results in self-discovery and an altered worldview.