Student: Justine Quammie Bassomb
Mentor: Jonas Zdanys
Time: 3:20 - 3:40
My Capstone project represents the culmination of my exploration as a poet/short fiction writer at the undergraduate level. I wanted to dive into the idea of the multifaceted woman who encounters life through a diverse set of perspectives. The woman of the 21st Century suffers from people who would keep her spirit imprisoned, she refines her character and identity by questioning anything from the elements to the structures that surround her and yet, she is also recklessly beautiful like a chaotic storm. This project assisted me in searching the caves of my own thoughts and it provided me with the breathing room to voice their concerns. I will present three pieces-- one poem and two short stories-- “My Story of the Veil” “The Insider” and “Maelstrom”.