Share Your Academic Story
a. Facing of Challenges: overcoming significant obstacles on the academic journey (imposter syndrome, creative blocks, loneliness/isolation, discrimination and microaggressions, navigating relationships, financial hardships lack of belonging, leaving school and taking a detour, etc.) and showcasing resilience and determination.
c. Mental Health and Well-being Practices: prioritizing mental health and well-being, sharing strategies and practices that have been effective in managing stress, and promoting a healthy academic life.
d. Community Building and Support Networks: the importance of building supportive communities, the impact of mentorship, peer support, student and faculty organizations, and allyship.
e. Cultural Celebrations: the role of cultural celebrations and inclusive practices within academic settings, fostering a sense of belonging and pride in one’s identity.
f. Advocacy and Activism
g. Successes and Achievements: academic achievements, personal milestones, and moments of pride
h. Balance and Time Management: challenges of balancing academic responsibilities with personal life and effective time-management strategies employed by individuals.
i. Reflections on Personal Growth: personal growth and self-discovery throughout the academic journey, including lessons learned and evolving perspectives
j. Institutional Support and Challenges: the role of academic institutions in supporting or hindering individuals, shedding light on areas for improvement.
k. Future Aspirations: hope and dreams of aspirations
Meet Dr. Keondria McClish-Boyd
My name is Keondria McClish-Boyd, and I am a published author, embodied narrative coach, creative, and scholar. And the founder of Sienna and Slate an academic well-being company that aims to prioritize our well-being while doing the work we love. This space is for you if you crave that sense of connection, creative flow, and a bit of loving accountability regardless of the work you are creating.
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