The deep unteachable skill is that you’ll learn how to motivate yourself, how to drive and guide your own work (for if you don’t learn this, getting a PhD will be tough). Decide what to prioritise; be creative; turn ideas into actions. Skills that are fundamental to leadership and entrepreneurship, the mindset that all countries crave in their workforce.
“The deal with so many chronic illnesses,” Khakpour writes, “is that most people won’t want to believe you. They will tell you that you look great, that it might be in your head only, that it is likely stress, that everything will be okay.”
We are not trustworthy because we have done nothing to earn trust. On a large scale, we consistently put the needs of white women (straight, cis, white women) above the needs of all womxn. We lift up the voices of white women. We look to womxn of color in general, and black womxn in particular, to save us without lifting a finger on our own — then we get mad as hell when someone calls us out for it.