I graduated, indirectly thanks to DWJ!
hallieod at indigo.ie
Wed Jun 11 09:58:10 EDT 2003
>Okay, so I know that it's relatively nothing on this list, but -- I
>just got confirmation that I have officially graduated from U.C.
>Berkeley's English department! Woohoo!
Not relatively nothing at all! Congratulations!
>DWJ aspect of this: I got top marks on my Senior Thesis on using
>fantasy literature as a tool for psychological healing in
>disadvantaged/disabled individuals, and used DWJ's works as
>examples. If I hadn't read "Witch Week" as a kid, I might not have
>realized that being different, even if you are mistreated as a
>result, isn't necessarily a mark of inferiority and lacked the
>self-esteem to even *try* going to Berkeley given all of my
>disabilities. (Most of my internal organs are severely
>defective/malformed, plus I'm autistic. I've always adored DWJ
>because she is one of the few authors that writes exactly like an
>autistic such as myself thinks.)
Your thesis sounds fascinating (as Anna's already said). Is there
any way you could make a copy available for us to read or anything?
I know it's been done in the past, but am clueless as to how it was
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