[This article was co-authored by Anar Parikh and Chelsey Carter. Please cite accordingly.] Content Warning: The topics discussed in this piece share experiences of racism, narcissism, and abuse; especially for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals. Chelsey: The American Academy is a behemoth of narcissism. In my opinion, the establishment itself breeds narcissistic behaviors […]
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I woke up at 11:01 this morning. I was too tired and too sad to go on a long walk with my pitbull, Nala. But regardless of my physical and emotional state, she still needed to go outside. I struggled with the only decision I make these days: “To wear a bra?” or “Not to […]
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[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Bailey Duhé. Bailey J. Duhé is a Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies racial fluidity, generational trauma, and Blackness(es) with Creoles of color in New Orleans, Louisiana (which is also where she is from). Her writing has appeared in Museum Anthropology and […]
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[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Ampson Hagan. Ampson Hagan is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is currently living in Niger. He studies race-encoded idioms of healthcare deservingness and Black migrants’ subjectivities around humanitarian care in the Sahara. His writing has appeared in Africa […]
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