"No more aimless scrolling. No more spending time in spaces that drained me emotionally... My plan isn't to completely run away from or stop using social media altogether. But it is to be more intentional about how much time I spend aimlessly scrolling and the messages I'm digesting and internalizing as a result of my social media usage."
Deciding to become a full-time student has major benefits in that I can (in theory) spend more time on coursework, research, and other opportunities. However, the full-time student pay can be a little sad. Financial aid, for the most part, only comes in loans. Fellowships and the few scholarships available for graduate students are scarce [...]
At Cite A Sista, we rarely reblog a post… But this important piece by indigenous feminist scholar Erica Violet Lee is important to boost.
What truths would be written if academics weren’t afraid of losing their jobs?
What truths would be written if you followed through, in practice, the type of sovereignty and decolonization you theorize in journals?
All the times I’ve heard some version of “I’m concerned about your academic career if you talk about this publicly”: that’s not concern for me.
I knew about the systems, I knew the stories about these men. We all do. We all do, because academic aunties gossip. And academic auntie gossip saves lives.
But still, I irrationally believed I was safe, or somehow exempt.
Even after, in second year, that time I got out of that ethics professor’s car, downtown, at night, in the middle of winter, and walked home rather than sit beside him after he joked that his seats recline all the way, if I was interested.
Even after, in third year, that time your fave scholar put his 50-something-year-old…
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April is an interesting month, especially as a student. It's warmer outside. The colors are more vivid. Winter is over! Who wants to sit in a room to read and write? There are festivals and concerts to attend. Lunches on patios. Cookouts happening so you can reconnect with friends. //giphy.com/embed/xUPGcxJifn7dEpmqcgvia GIPHY The end of the [...]
With the social, economic, and political landscape that we are faced with in 2017, there are so many challenges that we must confront. With my work as a Higher Education Professional, I often sit in meetings where we think critically about the needs of our students and how we can connect them to the resources [...]