How I Survived Academia Part 3

Trigger Warning: Suicide
In Part 3, Yvette recounts experiencing mental health issues, shame, and feelings of inadequacy as a grad student in a predominantly white PhD program; describing how her pain led her to self-destructive behaviors. Then when she was ready to make a change, tragedy struck.

By Yvette DeChavez

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What It Feels Like to Be Miles Away From Nicaragua Right Now

The Nicaraguan government is oppressing it’s people through censorship and violence. Over the last few days, protests have spread and the government has used deadly forced on demonstrators. In this piece, Gata, a Nicaraguan-American in D.C., describes what it’s like to watch the uprising from afar and through social media.

By Gata Jiron

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