Internalized Ableism and the Dichotomy of Valuable Disability

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Below is my Disability Memoir midterm. It discusses author Esme Wang’s excellent essay titled Yale Will Not Save You. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ When I first applied to colleges, I presented a complicated application. My academic and personal record was spattered with obvious signs of mental illness; two repeated years to over half a dozen dropped AP…

A Mini Memoir: Anorexia

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

My introductory assignment for my first class at NYU was to write a brief essay, about 1 page, that would describe a period in my life as if I were writing a mini-memoir. Here’s what I came up with. Most of you have read this story before, but it got a good grade so I…

Light in the Darkest of Times: An Unquiet Mind and Ideal Love

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Hey all! In light of my transfer I want to share an essay I wrote in my Honors Meaning of Madness class. I got a 100(???) on it and I think it’s relevant. Take it with a grain of salt, sometimes I write out of my ass, but maybe it’s good. ————————— “Be thine own…

The Therapeutic Day School and Diversity in Special Education 

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Below is my final project for my upper level philosophy course– The Ethics of Diversity- that was just graded. I replaced the name of my old school in it, quite honestly because my parents told me to. I would have liked to include it. Ah well! Enjoy. _________________________ Olivia Epley Special Topics in Philosophy: The…

The Descent of Alette: Feminine Epics as Rebellion

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I just turned this one in. It’s for a very basic English class (albeit Honors) that we all have to take as freshmen. I hope it’s at least mildly interesting. Here is the link to the book, The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley. ——————————— The Iliad. The Odyssey. Beowulf. Paradise Lost. What do these…

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