The intention of this narrative is to write a new future, provide mentoring to those that may be vulnerable to similar experiences and to encourage resilience and broad networking. This chapter presents a personal, transparent, inspirational, but heartfelt narrative.
I am grateful to the host of individuals in academia that have created a culture of support and acknowledgment for us. Perhaps, in their roles they encountered greater challenges, and were punished for less offenses than discussed in this discourse. Thanks to my grandmother who reminded me to cover the little ground I stand on. To my mother and father’s words of comfort encouraging me to pioneer and lead. My dear friend and colleague Pat for listening, editing, and effective mentoring relationship and to Alessandra for your detailed assistance. To my best friend in the entire world and husband – you are my sunshine. The story would not be complete without expressing my gratitude for this opportunity to share my narrative. The end and the beginning […].
Wheeler, E. (2019), "“She Don’t [does not] Belong Here:” Silver Linings amid the Ivory Tower", Diversity and Triumphs of Navigating the Terrain of Academe (Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 23), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 121-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-364420190000023009
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