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Vital signs

Title
Vital signs / Rachel Casiano Hernandez.
Published
Frederick, MD : The author, 2013-
New York, NY : 2014-
Description
volumes : illustrations ; 11-14 cm.
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Summary
Immediately after finishing college, 22-year-old Rachel enrolls in an accelerated master's degree in nursing program, attempting to earn two degrees in fewer than two years. She is thwarted by a sleeping disorder and had to take medical leave. This zine was written at the end of her spring semester at Boston College before going back home to live with her parents. The cut and paste zine also includes a to-do list. In issue 2 Rachel reflects on the micro-aggressions experienced by women working in female-dominated fields, the new experience of having male classmates after having gone to a women's college, and how the important responsibilities of nurses are underestimated through stereotypes, sexist tropes, and condescending language. In Issue 3, 23-year-old Rachel moves to New York and struggles with finding a job. She works for a doctor, who quickly turns hostile and has uncomfortable interview experiences. She also laments the death by suicide of her friend, the writer, filmmaker and comedian Donna Ostrowsky.
Notes
Cover title.
No. 1 and 2 purchased from the author in 2013.
No. 3 gift of the author, donated in 2014.
Language
English
Format
Journal 3736cd1b1d9f48d9a1f50a296c8de3974ca6dfc02fd2844257ff576200c55385 Journal/Periodical
Acquired On
March 29, 2013
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