Type of Culminating Activity
Student research paper
"Migraine Journeys: An Exploration in Connecting Cultures" is a research project that looks at headaches from different cultures. Through the blog "Beyond Migraine Pain," this project looks at how different cultures use language, how they think about headaches, and how they treat them. The goal is to shed light on how migraines affect people and communities around the world and get rid of the stigmas that come with this disease. Such as women only being the only ones to get migraines and not men, the fact that very simple everyday actions can manage migraines because they aren’t “that serious”, and that migraines are used as excuses to not carry out jobs or responsibilities. The blog will be a space for my personal stories, peer-reviewed research discussion, and posts from people who have migraines. This encourages understanding, support, and sharing of knowledge. Even though certain blog resources for subjects can be hard to find, this blog's aim is to help migraineurs and their loved ones understand each other by developing a network of support.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.