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.
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 [...]