A dutch baby for breakfast. Lots of coffee. And reading poetry to each other; Leonard Cohen's THE BOOK OF LONGING And thus new traditions were born
I am a sucker for the "best of" lists that come out in December each year. I read the best album and/or track lists as well, but the book lists get me SO AMPED for what I'll try to read in the coming year. NPR's list gets delivered to my inbox. So that's convenient. I... Continue Reading →
I haven’t gotten a pay check since my fellowship ran out in 2017. Funding is scarce for students in the end of their PhDs and scarcer still for international students with disabilities, so it’s not too surprising that I’ve been turned down for everything I’ve applied for.
Almost 5 years ago, I wrote with regard to applications for funding and otherwise:
Use your story and the survival skills you’ve gained to succeed. I use my escape from rural poverty in personal statements to show that I have incredible drive, creativity, and independence.
But I just can’t do it any more. I can’t make my life a funny, moving, educational story for someone else to judge.
I used to follow my own advice. I turned the ways in which I don’t fit neatly into the world into pat inspiration porn. I talked about disability, adverse childhood experiences, being queer in a…
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