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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Latinas Struggle with Body Image Too

Juliana talks about an issue our community rarely seeks help on: body dysmorphia and disordered eating. She touches on her very own experiences and insecurities with her body, while pointing out that conversations our community has on our bodies "creates a mentality that teaches us to set our value as women based on what our bodies look like".


By Juliana Estrella

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