Woch Nan Dlo Pa Konnen Mizè Woch Nan Soley: COVID-19.

Today is the last day of March and it has been roughly 2 weeks since we’ve been in “physical distancing”. We are at the point where we’re not sure if today is Tuesday or Saturday. I’m certain this is taking a toll on our mental health, especially if we’re alone and/or not keeping ourselves busy…

Deny the Impostor Syndrome

  It’s like clockwork. At the end of each academic school year, I’m always over it. But I usually bounce back after that last final exam. But this time, it’s different. I officially transitioned from a PhD student to a PhD candidate as of May 1st and from that day on it’s like everything changed….

Hey sis!!

Sis!!! Here’s the word. Surround yourself with women who are going to support you, but still call you out when you’re looking “crazy”. Let me tell you how I love the young women that I grew up with. There is something about having friends that you have known since childhood that doesn’t compare. Now here’s the background…

She Was, and She Still Is…

She was beautiful, with ebony skin that would glow in the summer sun. She was brilliant, an analytical mind with an ingenious point of view. She was powerful, her presence alone commanded respect. She was a young woman, searching for a place while searching for herself. And there he was, allured by all she was. He pursued her. Though reluctant,…

Taking A Mental Break

The first semester of my Ph.D. started off and ended well. However, I couldn’t say the same about my second semester. On January 15, 2017, a close family friend passed away, and the next morning, on the 16th, I woke up to find that my grandmother had  also passed away. Many people, besides my closest…