Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2021

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

A nineteen year old cancer survivor looks back on her experience and how it pertains to today’s societal beauty norms. By utilizing the name of her chemotherapy regimen, she breaks down the ways she felt that her femininity and identity were defined by outsiders. “ABVD.” aims to analyze the way in which a young woman recalls feeling when questions surrounding her femininity came into play. This piece serves as an emotional reflective prose through the lens of a cancer patient.


1st Place Winner, Personal/Reflective Prose, 2021