I call myself a professor, but…

The weight of our impact and the pressures it brings are familiar to me. So I hold Professor Davis in so much love and light. I hope she is being well supported. I hope we all are, in the quiet work that happens outside performance reviews and tenure packets; as we hope it will not be us but quietly accept the possibility and responsibility.

Things My Mother Has Not Done For Me

I see y'all whose do list is longer than your don'ts maybe feeling guilty; maybe feeling sentimental amnesia.

I see you all. And every time I look in a mirror I see my mama whether I like it or not. (I do for the record--cheeks, doe eyes, and all).