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And recall that feeling as every position you apply for is filled by a white female, regardless of their qualification. It’s a feeling I’m all too familiar with, and there are times when I feel like giving up on this field.

And yet I’m here. I’m just too stubborn I suppose. Maybe it’s pride. But the fighter within will be damned if I don’t give it my all; even if I have to bleed for it. Just keep fighting the good fight, J. And take every moment to better yourself. I write the following in the spirit of Steve Martin’s: Work so hard that they can’t ignore you and have to cover their eyes to shield themselves from your light.

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