I've been reading alot of literature to lift up my spirits, mostly the experiences of other women of color. This helps. I'll be posting literature that has been feeding my soul, and propelling me forward, hope it feeds and propels yours.
Shaunga Tagore: “A Slam on Feminism in Academia (poem)
your ideal graduate student is someone who doesn’t have to experience community organizing because you’ve already assigned them five chapters to read about it
your ideal graduate student is someone who can’t talk about positionality or privilege without referencing some article
your ideal graduate student is rich enough white enough straight enough able-bodied and -minded enough to be given luxury of enjoying sitting in a corner reading 900 pages a week (with their fair trade starbucks coffee in hand and their lulu lemon track pants on ass)
your ideal graduate student IS NOT ME
so WHY did you let me through these doors in the first place if you were just gonna turn around and shove me out?
to fill some quote for affirmative action? to appear like a progressive program without putting in the effort of actually being one?