Hear Me Roar

Year of Award


Document Type


Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degree Name

Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

Department or School/College


Committee Chair

Judy Blunt

Commitee Members

Erin Wecker,Elizabeth Hubblefield


body image, objects, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, feminism, technical difficulties


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | American Film Studies | American Popular Culture | Christianity | Communication Technology and New Media | Critical and Cultural Studies | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Endocrine System | Environmental Public Health | Environmental Studies | Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists | Nonfiction | Other Film and Media Studies | Other Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health | Pain Management | Poetry | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Rhetoric | Social Media | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Visual Studies | Women's Health | Women's Studies


Hear Me Roar, a compilation of personal essays interspersed with short forms, grapples with the nuances of compliance versus autonomy in the context of the male gaze, beauty standards, and pop culture. The collection also explores what it means to treasure something—another person, an object—and how to express and deepen that affection.



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