It’s that time of year again when so many students around the world are handing in their graduation thesis: an achievement that shows the knowledge they gained during the years spent studying and allows students to finally reap the reward of their hard work. To commemorate this important milestone, some students are getting creative. Recently, a 26-year-old grad student, Sarah Whelan Curtis, stole the spotlight online by doing a hilarious maternity photo shoot after finally “giving birth” to her thesis.
She is doing her Ph.D. at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia recently finished her thesis on epigenetics that took her 4 years to write. Her photos quickly went viral with many students relating to the idea of comparing writing a thesis to a very long labor. Sarah received a lot of praise and prompted graduate students to share photos of their own “babies”: