"My name is Sara" a biomythography exploring the life of Sakine Cansiz




Avsar, Carolina


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This creative thesis explores the story of Sakine Cansiz, one of the first women activists and a central figure of the Kurdish liberation movement. By taking into account different sources of Sakine Cansiz’s life and role in paving the way for women’s equality in the Kurdish freedom struggle, and using Gloria Anzaldua’s autohistoria teoría, the final product, a biomythography, will attempt to make her life and legacy more attainable to the mainstream population. This project seeks to increase the representation of Kurdish history and the role women play in it, as well as de-fantasize the Western narratives surrounding Kurdish women and open a space and a public interest for future narratives on and from Kurdish women and their contributions to the struggles of freedom and women’s equality.



Autohistoria Teoria, Biomythography, Gloria Anzaldúa, Kurdish, PKK, Sakine Cansiz



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