Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas

Nazia is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is conducting research with Nexus Recovery in Dallas.

I am woman, hear me roar

As I’m coming to the conclusion of my fellowship, I am growing increasingly attached to Nexus and the people there. However, I am grateful my time does not end here. I will be continuing my research beyond the fellowship, and I am thankful for the opportunity to find my passion among the narratives of these women. I have learned more about myself and what it means for me to be a woman in the past couple months than I have thus far in my adult life. I have learned all kinds of interpersonal skills and coping skills from listening to anecdotes and the counselors’ classes. The lessons I learn from the stories that get exchanged in group therapies, in the [...]

2014-08-11T14:08:56+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

You can’t win if you don’t fight

As I’ve gotten to know the women at Nexus, I’ve learned one very important aspect of what a successful treatment center means. Educational lines, economics, politics, and social (un)acceptability are all washed away when the women of Nexus sit down together in a circle of recovery. Strength, hope, passion, and even regret fill the room as stories unfold and emotions resound. It does not matter if you are an upper-class teen mom from Preston Hollow or a woman from the streets of South Dallas with no life line, no social network. Everyone comes together with one purpose and cause – to live a sober and directed life. Surely, there are feuds and suspicions that arise, which is natural when living in [...]

2014-07-15T11:25:53+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Gaining new understanding at Nexus

Nazia is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is conducting research with Nexus Recovery in Dallas to develop a research protocol.

2014-06-12T17:13:01+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|