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This is a heavy one. As I rebuild my life, God is helping me to unlearn this mindset of blindly tolerating the disrespect of institutions & the people that run these institutions. A prime example are institutions of higher education. Image
Now, there are several reasons why I tolerated the high level of blatant disrespect from my research advisor for so long, to the point of eventually BREAKING myself. COMPLETELY. And guess what? NONE of the “institutionalists” offered ANY help.
Haven’t heard a peep from ANYONE to this day! But, my GOD RESTORED ME. So here I am. Now, here’s the thing. I was wrong. I was of the mind, that since these people are more well learned than I am, went to elite universities, furnishing fancy PhDs,…
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THREAD - Today’s THE day.
With no graduation ceremonies in sight, I’m getting Mr8 & Mr9 to help me celebrate my #PhD conferral today!
We made a #TwitterMind themed #SLPhD bonnet (featuring brain & blue bird), a ceremonial mace & the boys made me a certificate #FirstGenPhD PhD bonnet made of black velvet, with gold tassels and featuBrain made from brown fabric and ropeYellow certificate with red tassle saying 'congrats mum'Gold upcycled craft mace
And we all dressed the part 🎓🧑🏽‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓🧑🏽‍🎓
Mr8 felt it was imperative I wear the bonnet to drop them off at school… 🤣🥰🤘🏽 Smiling woman wearing PhD bonnet (featuring a brain and birdMr9 and Mr8 wearing black gowns, mortar board hats and holdiA woman and two boys smiling at the camera wearing their PhD
A huge shout out to my epic #SLPhD supervisory team @BronwynHemsley @LeanneTogher @s_palm @stephendann, my @UTS_GSH colleagues, and my wonderful thesis examiners 🤗
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