My first year of grad school was complete and utter hell! I have been depressed and hurt, but I've never felt depth of struggle I felt as a first year graduate student. I had forgotten my worth (really I didn’t fully know it to begin with). I quickly realized I did not have all the … Continue reading Especially for the graduate students out there…
Take a deep breath. Breathe in the crisp air and take notice of apple spice aroma. How are you feeling? Is it time for a reset? Take the time you need this holiday season. This is the first break, since many of us have left remote work. This also means it may be the first … Continue reading As the season changes…
It is one thing when a student attends a university uncoerced, meaning the student went to the university's website and submitted their application without having any entity from the institution engage with them. For many students of color this is not the case. These students ARE approached during recruitment fairs and invited to the university … Continue reading If you want more diversity in your community, what changes are you willing to make?
This channel is for those looking to walk in their purpose, live healthy, and prepare for graduate or professional school! So I have been running my YouTube channel, Gratified Grad, for about 5 months now and I enjoy enjoy the process! From crafting the video topics to recording the video to editing the video to … Continue reading YouTube Channel: Gratified Grad
The world is a scary place. This may come as a shocker, but I experience fear with EVERYTHING. I was thinking about my circumstances and how even the best of things can be used for harmful purposes. I began to cry due to the overwhelming feeling. Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com As I calmed down … Continue reading One feeling, a world of perspectives
Many parents do not (and almost cannot) raise their children with the future in mind. Most children are not raised with the present in mind. Children are typically raised with the previous generation's values and ideas in mind. Why is that? Well, 1. It takes effort on the individual to question their current values and … Continue reading The importance of “re-raising” yourself
It's 2020 and some people still do not have a clear understanding of rape. Sadly, it's one of those situations where people don't truly understand the nuisances of it until they themselves are in a case. Rape, rightfully, has a negative connotation. My issue with this connotation is that it does not address the spectrum … Continue reading What is rape?
I recently participated in my first official speaking competition and I won first place. This particular competition had 2 rounds. The first round consisted of a written portion and a one-minute video. The written portion was for content and the one-minute video was to gauge speaking presence. The second round was a 7-minute keynote talk … Continue reading Confidence does not compete nor worry
Where there is uncertainty there is certainty, but it’s only to those who see it. This “brave new world” has shown me that the “old world” was something I never really enjoyed; it was something I just got good at. I had an inkling this was the case for a while but felt a stigma … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: This time is beneficial to me