A graduate student’s guide to getting things done when your mind likes to wander

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This article is not medical advice; it’s just what works for me. Please consult a doctor or mental health professional to find a treatment plan that works well for you.


The positive I am taking out of this experience

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How to help others become BLM advocates with what does and does not work

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I want to start this article by saying that I think Lama Rod Owens beautifully contradicts the article I am about to write in this podcast interview. If you haven’t heard about her work, I highly recommend a listen! I further would like to recommend Ijeoma Oluo’s book or NPR interview on this topic as well. Now that I have that all that out of the way, I would like to dive into what my article and argument is about today: I recently read something by James Clear, called “Why Facts Don’t Change People’s Minds.” He is the author of…


Which level of unpacking and understanding race are you on?

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New to the topic? Here is anti-racism work 101

Talk about race

This is the most important part and the first step of combatting racism! This is the first step, simply overcoming the fear of the race conversation and choosing to talk about the issues! It’s about walking out of white denial and opening up the conversation to growth. It’s feeling that knot in your stomach, the fear of saying something racist, and overcoming the avoidance of simply feeling uncomfortable. Its when you ask questions like: Did my family own slaves? Why are so many BIPOC people poor? What are some of my harbored opinions about black men? Black women? What are…


My epiphany of the “good side” of not being a famous Medium writer

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Every time I write on Medium I imagine taking over and becoming the next big name on the platform. I dream about the day that I can start to see thousands being transferred to my banking account from Stripe. The day I can move the money I make from Medium around into investments, savings, and eventually become a six-figure Medium earner. Every day that this doesn’t happen I grow more and more disappointed, until, a new realization entered my mind…

I never thought I was a perfectionist. I was too sloppy, too lazy, too much of a C student, to…


White knuckling it as a social worker through during this past election

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I know this because not a single one of my social worker classmates pursuing a master's degree came out in support of Trump. Social workers don’t debate whether racism is still real…


Feminist content worthy of binging…

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Erin Brockovich

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Thoughts: I love that this film…


Questions and information on race to reflect on

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*Many of the historical excerpts are compliments of the book Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel


How the Internet has Disproven an Entire Religion but Still has Millions of Global Members

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“Is that the Jeremy Runnels thing? I don’t read anti-Mormon literature.”- Mormon girl in 21st Century

Racism:

The church did not let black members into their temples, hold positions of power, or even get…


God works in mysterious ways, are patriarchal, hoodwinking, illegal, secretive, and ethnocentricism, some of those mysterious ways?

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It fascinates me that through God’s earliest mouthpieces have yet to receive any decry…

Sadie Lee

Aspiring Social Worker(Masters 2022!), I write about mental health, racism, sexism, life, and the bones I have to pick with the Mormon Church…

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