This year, I am trying to find different avenues to be an ally at the Nicholas School and for the Duke community as a whole.
We need to take better care of the members of our community by recognizing the different ways our identities impact our mental and emotional well-being and, thus, our academic and professional work.
I not only survived the functional anarchy in India, but embraced it. The beauty of India is that things always find a way of working out even when it seems impossible.
I recognized that I will always have to work to gain people’s trust and sometimes it won’t feel good. It will require me to reflect deeply, un-learn to re-learn, and be wholly uncomfortable.
Being a black woman has proved to be a roadblock when conducting research in India.