‘You’re Having A Ph.D.’ This Woman Performed A Maternity Shoot With Her Completed Thesis

You’ve spent years of your life working towards this. Soon you’ll be able to put those last three letters at the end of your name, but then you hand it in and you feel empty. Lost. With nothing to show for it but a lot of crumpled up pieces of paper (or deleted word docs, we have computers now.)

Well, this woman wasn’t going to hand her Ph.D. thesis in and be left with nothing. She took the meaning of ‘brainchild’ to a whole new level when she did a maternity photo shoot with her 183-page thesis before handing it in.

A Very Long Labor

@sarahwcurtis baby thesis
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahwcurtis
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahwcurtis

Sarah Whelan Curtis is a Ph.D. Candidate at Emory University in Atlanta, who decided to do a photoshoot with her completed thesis before submitting it. Along with multiple photos, she described it as the “longest labor ever” on Twitter.

Sarah is studying epigenetic variation and exposure to endocrine-disrupting compounds (just smile and nod, we don’t know what that means either) and she felt like after four years of her life and 183 pages of writing, she deserved to have something to remember the experience.