"She Used To Bake Me Cookies", a seventeen minute video done as my thesis project, was the culmination of my work begun during the completion of a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This project was the logical outgrowth of my previous life experiences in social work and law, and the progression of my photographic and video work. Moving from the problems of sexual harassment, & the pressure to conform one's behavior and appearance to a feminine ideal, I began my examination of the familial roots of the nature of feminine identity. After dealing with issues of parental role models, and outward anger within the family in both photographic and video work, this thesis video brought closure to my examination of family dysfunction. Doing this work in Rochester also brought me full circle in my education. Although I had gone to college in Rochester, NY, I never imagined I would return. However, ten years brought about a great deal of change. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 1985, I immediately enrolled in Villanova Law School in suburban Philadelphia.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Video recordings--Themes, motives; Video recordings--Production and direction
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
McClenning, Judy, "A Discussion of the origins of the issues and subject matter present within the video 'She used to bake me cookies'." (1995). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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