Sometimes, even though I don’t want to, I find myself judging/resenting/comparing myself to/feeling threatened by other women in my discipline.

I’ve had a lot of time to think about this topic, and here’s the moral of the story: I forgive myself.

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Blog? Why? How? Who?

Hello! After months of seeking out a community of graduate students (beyond my small program) to connect with and feeling like I could never find exactly what I was looking for, I decided to create my own space.

This is a blog written by me, a woman in a Master’s program in philosophy, who hopes to remain anonymous. During my time in graduate school so far, I have been inspired by the work of my peers, felt frustrated at the highly politicized nature of academia, been marginalized by those in my field, been lifted up by others in similar situations, and experienced the oh-so-common plague of imposter syndrome. I have also felt annoying–I complain a lot, I get over excited about things, I talk too much.

I wanted a space where I could get it all out; those who relate and are interested can read, those who don’t can ignore it. It’s a win-win for all. Plus I get to share pictures of my animals.

So is this a blog for you? If you want a community of graduate students from a variety of fields, background, and areas of the world, give it a try. If not, then no dog pictures for you.