Honors College


Coming To

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Publication Date

Spring 2015


Coming to aims to explore the power of voice and personal narrative in engaging with experiences different from one’s own. The project was triggered by personal analysis and exploration within the genre of personal nonfiction; looking at the way that texts within this field engage with and draw us closer to different cultures, communities, and experiences through authorial presence and strong narrative voice. Coming to attempts to embody these characteristics within a creative piece. It focuses on my experience with a fellow honors student, Daniella Runyambo. Daniella is a student originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The piece endeavors to capture both of our stories, and primarily the personal change catalyzed within me throughout my time with Daniella.