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A plumfund forEmmy Nordstrom Higdon

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Help Emmy Defend Their Dissertation

Started by: Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

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Due to an administrative error and delays in my department caused by COVID, I have had to register for an additional term at McMaster in order to defend my PhD dissertation. I'm still unable to work at the bookshop where I was previously employed, and while I make a small amount of money as a literary agent, I'm still in the baby stages and my income is unpredictable. I am out of federal funding for my project, and my department has not stepped up to offer me any additional funding, even though the circumstances of the delay are beyond my control. If I am able to raise the money that is required, I can complete and defend my dissertation in the first term of this year! Any support that you are able to offer would be deeply appreciated.

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To everyone who contributed to this campaign - thank you so much. I am SO grateful to have met the goal that I'd set. It's a huge relief in what has otherwise been an extremely trying time. I hope to thank all of you individually in the coming weeks, and be celebrating a successful defence in the months to come, but please know that this is a huge weight off my shoulders. For those who have left their names, I have thanked you individually in the acknowledgements of my dissertation, because I truly could not do this without you. All my love, emmy.

Posted by Emmy Nordstrom

January 8 at 7:55pm

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I am much closer to my goal than I thought would be possible thanks to all of your generosity. If any of you are able to share this campaign in your networks, it would be amazing to be able to reach it before the term starts. Already this will make a HUGE difference in my life, and I can't thank you all enough. <3 I'm diving in on my final round of revisions from my committee members today - wish me luck!

Posted by Emmy Nordstrom

December 26 at 5:27pm

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Yall, I am completely overwhelmed that within a few days of posting this campaign, I am only $1K away from my goal. Asking for support felt like a futile and really vulnerable thing to do, especially when things are so hard for everyone right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Posted by Emmy Nordstrom

December 19 at 10:28pm

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Good morning, all. I'm honestly, truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from all of you. I worried that this would be a futile exercise, since I really can't use my own best platform to share this campaign. It means so much to me that you would contribute and spread to your networks. This has been a hard year for everyone, and you have no idea how much your support means. Thank you, and all my love.

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December 18 at 3:03pm

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