I tought a lot about this post. I tell u how it is to be someone who is highly aware of the importance of being visible and of being active on many levels while being someone who really tends to play everything down that she does : u get the privilege of becoming part in something that u really really care about and you put your time and energy and passion into it but as soon as it is finished you feel like never looking at it again or even speaking about it. I love writing but at the same time i am really anxious about sharing it because i feel like i change every day and everything that has been written could have been written better. So while writing, i feel like giving birth to a part of me that actually feels never ready enough to walk out into the world. I am consciously trying to break these habits now because if this encourages other young womyn of color to say "hey if she can do it, than i can do it too!", than i am down for this 💙
So this was the first academic work of mine that got published right before i wrote my b.a. thesis. And many thanks go to karim fereidooni, for acknowleding that i too, as a student activist of color , have something to say when it is about racism and academia. So I wrote about the White spaces in german universities and our activism as students of color. And this is always and forever dedicated to my siblings and fellow activist of color who have been sharing this path with me.
#poc #racism #academia #student #decolonize #empowerment #sociology.