Year of Publication



Undergraduate Education


This creative thesis project is based on autoethnicgraphical methodology and queer feminist crip analysis, and borne from homegrown loving and learning. In recounting my own experience with education within feminine culinary spaces, I am affirming the teachings of particularly American mothers of color in resistance against oppressive politics in public education. In doing so, I validate my own knowledge and implore higher education institutions to explore collective access for us all. Using autoethnography, cooking as inquiry, historical information, and family recipes and narratives, I will analyze the ways in which the women in my family have created feminist midrash in the kitchen space and its impact on my student development. The last section will focus on how this queer identity construction has benefited me in college and life, thus countering predominating narratives of disability and homeschooling as contrary to success.

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