Breathe Easy, You've Found Me ((HUGS))

People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

To that person especially, WELCOME.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On Writing a Thesis, Part 5

It's due today.

At noon.

I realized yesterday- on my unexpected 7 hour drive- that the problem is that I would not/will not be unwillingly broken... tamed... molded... groomed.

Not then, not now, hopefully not ever.

Hopefully I will continue to be me- whoever that is- until they lay me in the ground.

Whatever cultural/academic assimilation occurs, it will be with my consent. Of course there are bits of you that are lost before you even realize... and some socialization is inevitable, and good... but this machine does not get to swallow me whole.

My self-awareness is like a broken cog in the wheel and they're trying to fix their machine.

I understand.

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