Date of Award


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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


Susan Keller-Mathers

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The focus of my project is on my mother, Selamije Ahmeti. I have used her life experiences to further understand creative women and to help me understand where my creativity stemmed from. I have accomplished this through several methods such as a questionnaire I made up where I asked her to write down her answers, casual conversations I later transcribed, deliberate conversations I later transcribed and my personal observation. This project also involves the process of self-discovery. I believe there is nothing greater than knowing who you are and what you have to offer to the world. I have found that knowing where you come from plays a big role in the development of creative personalities. My goal is to share with women around the world from my experience that every aspect of creativity is important and should be celebrated. Often, we focus on creative achievement through the means of awards and what we think of as “unreachable creativity.” However, everyone has creative potential and when we use it, we have a great impact, in so many diverse ways that need to be appreciated.