I’m putting together a series about navigating Impostor Syndrome in school and feeling unsupported. You can be anybody from a High School Student to a person holding a PhD.
Impostor Syndrome: a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”, despite external evidence of their confidence.
(courtesy of Wikipedia, don’t judge)
This series will be started off with a post of my own entitled: Insecure Academic: Being an Overlooked, Gifted Black girl, (scheduled to post on September 24th). It’s about my own personal struggle with the neglect I’ve felt being a Gifted student and assumed to not have particular needs. Ultimately, this has led to feelings of not belonging in academia.
I’d like to feature stories of ongoing struggles, stories of overcoming, encouraging words, or even a book you may have read to help navigate this.
To include with your submission: Be sure to include links to your blog, social media, and a picture if you so desire that I may direct readers to you after they have read your contribution.
Feel free to use the hashtag #AcademicInsecurities when you share posts on your own social media outlets after your post goes live.
You can submit something/ask a question below or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org