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Rebecca Tosun
Works at Student/Mother
Attended University of North Carolina
Lives in Mars Hill, NC
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Rebecca Tosun

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   I think the biggest and most damaging myth is that of the lazy welfare mother.  To begin, anyone who has been a mother knows that this job requires a lot of physical and emotional energy.  This can be coupled with the conc...
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I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  I finished with Distinction in my class and a 3.79 grade point average.  This is impressive considering I didn’t finish high school, and married for the first time at fifteen.    I have three children, Arielle, Ewan, and Lilith.  The expanse of the United States, I have traveled on multiple occasions.  A woman of limited means, I accomplished this by hitch-hiking and the Grey Hound bus services.  Currently, I am an English graduate student and live in public housing. 

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survived undergraduate school and have three children
  • University of North Carolina
    Psychology, Child Development, Humanities Education, Women's Studies, Political Science, Soc
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Other names
Rebecca Subkis-Fox, Rebecca Whirls, Rebecca Tosun
Teaching/ Tutor
Writing, teaching, child development
  • Student/Mother
    Everything, present
    To begin, my job entails the mundane: cooking, cleaning, nurturing. I would argue that this is, actually, anything but mundane. Further, it is viewed as mundane because of the devaluation of what is considered “women’s” work. Yet, this is some of the most valuable tasks on the planet. Our basic physical and love and belonging needs must be achieved before we can do anything else, after all. But, I digress. I am also a graduate student and a tutor. So, in that respect, my job description includes a lot of reading and writing. It also entails innovative strategies to assist reluctant readers in reaching their own potential. Still- my most important job duty is what will comprise the majority of this blog- getting out. By getting out, I mean getting out of and staying out of the inter-generational poverty into which I was born.
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Mars Hill, NC
Santa Rosa,CA - Jacksonville, FL - Saint Augustine, FL - Grottoes, VA - Asheville. NC - Inbetween
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