My Life in Burlesque: Getting Back on the (Glitter)Horse

In the moments after, I swore that I was an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE PERFORMER and I WAS NEVER DOING THIS NUMBER AGAIN.

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Mentoring

Trigger warning: some discussion of depression, suicidal ideation, and child abuse.

You may be familiar with a comedy that came out November 2008 called Role Models. If you are unfamiliar, know that it was Jane Lynch being hilarious before she immortalized Coach Sue Silvester on Glee. In the film, two energy drink salesmen (played by Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott) end up going off the deep end and earning themselves community service. Read More Mentoring

Women in Academia: Navigating the Grad Student-Professor Relationship

As all graduate students know, it’s tricky trying to navigate the advisor/professor”“graduate student relationship. I mean, when your advisor is both a boss and a mentor, how should the relationship look? How formal should you be? How much should you tell them about your experiences with your research and graduate school? When can you go to them for advice? Read More Women in Academia: Navigating the Grad Student-Professor Relationship

Women in Academia: Taking One for the Team?

It’s near the end of the academic year, and there’s been a lot of discussion about people’s career goals. Many people come in expecting to find work as academics, but as the employment prospects dim and interests change, more people are choosing jobs outside of academia. Sometimes, external factors make that a hard choice. Read More Women in Academia: Taking One for the Team?