We’ve heard of Johannes Haushofer’s iconic “CV of failures“, but Professor Haushofer’s anti-CV has got nothing on Caitlin Kirby’s skirt consisting of academic rejection letters (pictured below). Kirby, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, defended her dissertation while wearing a skirt made of 17 rejection letters–rejections from grants, scholarly journals, and academic conferences–that she had received during the course of her graduate studies:
To make this unconventional skirt, Kirby printed out 17 rejection letters and folded each one into a fan, connecting them in rows until they resembled a skirt. According to this report, Kirby still had many rejection letters left over. Good for her! Hat tip: @pickover.