Welcome to this month’s writing roundup.
“Never Write for Free.” MLA Connected Academics. 29 June 2015.
Ironically, I wrote this piece for free. Consistency is a hobgoblin and all of that.
“Revisiting Disclosure.” Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae. 26 June 2015.
This piece was the latest installment in my Life of the Mind Interrupted series on mental health and higher education. The very first piece I wrote for the series was titled “Disclosure Blues” (published June 13, 2014—almost exactly a year ago), and I wanted to, well, revisit the issues I touched on in that column. Since “Disclosure Blues,” I’ve left academia and started writing full time. Things are different now. Looking back over the past year, here’s what I think about disclosing a psychiatric disability to your colleagues:
“So to my nontenured colleagues with psychiatric disabilities: Don’t disclose, not yet. Let your counterparts with tenure handle this campaign for a while. Or leave it to people like me who are beyond the academic chopping block.”