Depression and desire sleep in the same bed together, and it’s a bed I have trouble leaving every morning. Sometimes even afternoons, too. There are nights where I just want to stay up until 2am watching Netflix but I cannot do that. There is a certain amount of focus on “on” time that means I must truly schedule in my leisure time. With my previous full time jobs, I could still [seemingly] function well on five to six hours of sleep. But I find myself getting too distracted in a three hour seminar or while reading journal articles. It’s not that the graduate school work is that much harder, it’s just that there is always something to do and something I would rather be doing.
Make no mistake: there is never really a wrong time to discuss white women’s racism. It is not white men’s fault, even if they do encourage it. White women are not unwilling slaves dragged along by white men, and they never have been. Even given the lack of women’s rights in the past, white women still used every bit of freedom to assist with the removal of freedoms from people of color and especially women of color.