3 P’s of Graduate School Applications

3 P’s of Graduate School Applications By: Xicana Ph.D. I know I have a lot of my critiques of the academy and elitists and will continue to have them and write about them, but that is precisely why I wanted to go to graduate school to begin with. I wanted to subvert the system. I […]

How We Survive

How We Survive By Xicana Ph.D. I am here. This is a meditation and prayer. This was the first sentence of my dissertation. It is an affirmation that as long as I am still breathing there is work to be done. This is how I not only “made it” through my Ph.D., but how I […]

Lines

“Next”! She yells at me while I stand recovering from the short drive over to the office-I was hot and sweaty, it was the end of summer, but in that moment I was reminded how the heat in the Inland Empire does not let up in late summer/early fall and neither does the judgement. I […]

Introduction

Hello, after a year recovering from completing my Ph.D., I decided to come back to and update this blog on a whole new site. I had started it before I finished my Ph.D. and it became overwhelming trying to finish a dissertation as a single mama who navigated her way through academia from being a community […]