It is easy to get discouraged, but don’t let that stop you from rediscovering your inspiration.

November doesn’t have to be the cruelest month.

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We are individuals, not symbols

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We need to stop making people feel less than for not conforming to expectations

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Our anxiety is only getting worse.

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Let’s ditch the White Savior trope once and for all

Rafa Kalimann in Mozambique. Photo courtesy of Black Brazil Today.

It’s academic job season, and I have mixed feelings about going back on the market

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I grew up in Pittsburgh in a white family who taught me to identify as white. Only at age 27 did I learn that I had a Black biological father.

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Sarah Valentine

I write about higher ed, race, culture, and creative writing. PhD. Author. @sarahvalentinewriter, @wheniwaswhite.

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