Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles: An autoethnographic study of a mother-daughter relationship experienced through a wounded body
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Communication Studies
Melissa W. Alemán
This thesis is an embodied autoethnography that examines my experiences of accepting and coming-to-terms with my relationship with my mother through my chronic illness. Utilizing creative vignettes and short personal stories, throughout this autoethnographic thesis project I shine light to my lived experiences as a daughter in a Catholic household, diagnosed with chronic illness in adulthood. I use narrative theorizing to understand how the stories I tell in this thesis create meaning in my relationship with my mother. Through personal narratives I explore themes of autonomy and connection within a mother-daughter relationship, illness narratives and illness as a turning point, and myself and mother as wounded storytellers.
Smith, Kathleen, "Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles: An autoethnographic study of a mother-daughter relationship experienced through a wounded body" (2022). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 134.
Available for download on Monday, May 13, 2024
Health Communication Commons, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Commons, Other Communication Commons