Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: The challenge isn’t figuring out how other people see you. It’s figuring out how YOU see you—and what you want to be for yourself.
:: “The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.” -James Baldwin
:: Let’s say “running with it” equaled getting my ass kicked, but I finally went through the rape reporting process and wrote the essay. I actually scheduled a date on my planner called “Reporting Day.” Reporting Day was a terrible day.
:: For those of us living alternative-academic, post-academic, and freelance lives, we don’t have set tracks to follow. Our tracks are, by necessity, set by our own creativity. They literally (there’s that word again) are what we make them.
:: My doctoral program did a really great job training me to be an expert in an area of study—but not a really great job training me to share this expertise with the world outside of academia.
:: So, what does it mean to be a freelance academic?