What Social Life?: The Truth About Choosing Academia

I’ve been in school my entire life. At 26 years old, I’ve qualified as a student for 80% of my existence. I am good at it, and anyone who makes it to and through a graduate-level program is likely good at it too. Nevertheless, being “good” at it doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult. I enrolled … Continue reading What Social Life?: The Truth About Choosing Academia

Rehab Yoself: Black Mental Health in ‘Merica

“Black kids have to figure it out. We don’t have rehabs to go to – you gotta rehab yourself.” -Percy “Master P” Miller   [Disclaimer: I wrote this in December 2016.]             There’s something familial about the Black experience in America – small gestures, language, and family characteristics often make … Continue reading Rehab Yoself: Black Mental Health in ‘Merica