Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

On this episode of Tales from the Tower, Keyshia shares her story about managing depression, anxiety, and a difficult advising relationship in graduate school. Following her tale, Daphne, Keyshia, and Rachel discuss strategies that promote mental, social, and physical well-being in graduate school. If you’re interested in anonymously sharing your tale, reach out to us at info@theebonytower.com. *This episode is sponsored by Taupe Coat. Visit their … Continue reading Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

Home is Where My Heart Resides…

Home is Where My Heart Resides… The U.S. Navy Veteran, turned Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded scientist, explains why he’s coming home to obtain his medical education. By Russell Joseph Ledet  There’s an indescribable feeling that comes from basking in the summer sun in Lake Charles, Louisiana—Sugar-soaked snow cones, boiled crawfish, and that Cajun accent that exudes southern hospitality. Listening to my brothers and sisters … Continue reading Home is Where My Heart Resides…

From My Hair to My Passport: On Being Latinx, Black, White, and Caribbean Simultaneously

It was moving through the borders of the Caribbean, between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, within the US, and through the many conversations I had with other Caribbean and Black scholars that I realized that I was many things simultaneously Continue reading From My Hair to My Passport: On Being Latinx, Black, White, and Caribbean Simultaneously

Let’s All Kill Joy Together

Congrats! You have decided to attend graduate school! If you are anything like me, few things excite you as much as the first day of classes. You are eager to sink your teeth into the material you read the night before, and are looking forward to a discussion with your peers about your initial thoughts on the materials, as well as looking to push your … Continue reading Let’s All Kill Joy Together

The GRE and Stereotype Threat: My Story of Moving Beyond Others’ Expectations

by Daphne M. Penn  My first GRE sitting was supposed to be low stakes. In fact, I only registered to take the test because my enrollment in teacher certification classes at Georgia State was contingent upon submission of a GRE score – quite literally, any GRE score.  Most of my Teach for America friends, who were in the same predicament, registered for the GRE without … Continue reading The GRE and Stereotype Threat: My Story of Moving Beyond Others’ Expectations