How Applying to Grad School Becomes a Display of Trauma for People of Color

A few years back, I had the misguided notion that I would get a Ph.D. in English literature; I hoped to remain within the safe confines of academia, the only place I’d thus far thrived. During a meeting with my advisor, she fervently counseled against the Ph.D., telling me about the difficulties of success and … Continue reading How Applying to Grad School Becomes a Display of Trauma for People of Color