IF YOU WERE WONDERING…

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Here is an excellent post from one of my students for their assignment on what book they would become if they lived in a world like that of Fahrenheit 451.

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My last blog post was about Impostor Syndrome and which book I would choose if I lived in a world where books were banned. I discussed my experience with Impostor Syndrome at a predominantly white institution as a first generation Latina. I want to talk a little bit more about my approach to choosing “For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts” by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez.

As a first generation student who grew up in an immigrant household, my parents instilled the importance of education to me from a young age. My father, when he would get home from work, would ensure that I completed my homework before I could have “fun time” (also known as watching tv). If I did not have my homework completed, he would not allow me to watch television until I completed homework. As a child, I knew it was for the best…

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2 thoughts on “IF YOU WERE WONDERING…

  1. I wonder if it’s a sign of awareness, both of oneself (self-awareness) and of the world, to exhibit some symptoms of the imposter syndrome. Socrates, one of the wisest men in our history, said “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” Perhaps those who are less aware of how much more they could know, or how much more skilled they could get, are more likely to experience this imposter syndrome?

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