Category Archives: Rants & Raves

Starting Over #phdchat #phdforum #bphd

I don’t have time to say much in this post, except to: Acknowledge that I still have not finished my post-surgery update. The storify I did has gotten incredibly jumbled and I really just don’t have time. But I like to cling to random things, so it sits, gathering e-dust. Give a heads up that…

Can I Come Up for Air?

I have two draft posts hanging out in my WP dashboard. I started them ages ago. But school happened. And then surgery happened, followed by recovery. And then moving happened, which included all manners of FAIL: lackluster coordination, major appliances, and dangerous flooring. But I had to start my field placement and my research job….

My Academic Coming Out #phdchat #bphd #blackedu #hiphoped

I’ve been in hiding for a long time. I broke up with my abusive boyfriend 4.5 years ago & it has been almost 3 years since I last heard from him. The past 5 years have been spent in constant fear that he would find me and hurt me or begin tearing my life apart….

Why I #RockTheRedPump 2013

Last year, I wrote about how I support the Red Pump Project because of my own history with unsafe sex. My story includes me getting caught up with a man who manipulated me with misogynist behaviour shrouded in the appearance of “empowerment” and treating me “like a lady”. Hmmm… that sounds familiar… I started writing…

Seeking to Repair My Achilles’ Heel #phdchat #phdadvice

Yes, I am a Perfectionist. I have known this for years, but I haven’t found any real solution. Okay, I admit, I haven’t really looked for one, as far as I recall. I knew that my perfectionism would come around to bite me in the ass at some point sooner or later. And it has….

#PhDorBust Update: April 2012

So I know I started a format with the first update post, but this month has proven to be a bit different, so I’m switching things up. Besides, it’s my blog and I can do what I want to, lol. There is a short, bulleted list of the big deals of the month, but first,…

We Are Failing Our Children

So I stumbled upon this story today: ‘Am I pretty or am I ugly?’ In disturbing trend, pre-teens ask YouTube to be the judge  – NY Daily News. First of all, I’m not surprised in the least that teens (especially girls) are seeking validation. This is what we do in our development cycle, so no worries…

2011 Year in Review

Man, 2011 has been… a lot. I know the year isn’t quite over yet (and far be it from me to rob anyone of these last 9 days), but I feel it’s now appropriate to pull together a recap of my year. You know me & my love for bullet points, so here goes: January:…

Realizations ~n~ Thangs…

so the past few weeks have basically been entirely too much. between considering major life choices (two of ’em) and learning that i have an as-yet-undefined condition that could possibly negate the decisions i make in the first place, and finals, i’m spent (but still have a lot more left to do). when i was…

Because We Don’t Talk About Such Things…

  yes, this gets a little personal. i’ve left out some of the gory details, but we need to talk about this kind of stuff. a month ago i went to the ER. the doctor scoffed at me and told me to take a laxative. well, sir, of COURSE i’m constipated. if you had done…

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