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An Unmothered Daughter, 2020

Identifier: cw_2020spring_prinzo_ashley_michelle.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2020


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


107 pages (107 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"'An Unmothered Daughter' is a short memoir about my mother, who I've been estranged from since I was 16. In the opening, I show how she suffered from drug and alcohol addiction since I was a kid, where she takes to her favorite bar. I try to define the characteristics of being a mom and a mother in chapter 2 by comparing the different woman my older brothers know. Sections 4,7 and 8 focus more on my life without her, while chapters 5,6 and 10 unpack my maternal family's dynamics. I uncovered events from my mother's life when we were estranged, like how she was shot in the head twice. The last chapter ends after her death when I went to Flordia for the wake and then five years later to go through her things." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

107 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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