My words may be trite, but however mild the influence of the compliments and encouragements of a stranger may be, I’d like to tell you you’re just impressive. Completely and utterly impressive. I think you’re already as it is an example of resolve and determination for going through this. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Working your way through the academic career takes a lot of time commitments, and often we are pressured away from any time-consuming activities that would take us away from our work. Having children is a huge one, which has been discussed and continues to be discussed as academia works on better policies for women to maintain a work/life balance without losing their careers. As I’ve gone through my academic journey as a trans woman, I’ve had to navigate another tricky balance: transitioning in academia.
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