The Heart is a Muscle
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Type of Work177 pages
ProgramMFA in Creative Nonfiction
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SubjectsCreative nonfiction -- Theses.
In her creative nonfiction thesis, “The Heart is a Muscle,” Megan Reilley examines how her identity as a motherless daughter informs her navigation of difficult circumstances as a mother of four, including supporting a child through a gender transition. In this memoir, Reilley explores mothering and the body, and our expectations of both. Further, she seeks to understand the ways in which trauma, grief, and motherhood intersect.