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Self Care Update: Freelancing, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and the myth of scarcity

Freelancing & Scholarship: Academia, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and the myth of scarcity in the 21st CenturyIt is 6:02AM and I've been up since 3:30AM with a stomachache from celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary. My stomach is still super queasy from surviving an eating disorder in my 20s, and more recently due to the gastric ulcer & gastritis I developed when lupus started attacking my stomach. I'm also 36 and not as young as I used to be, and this combination of mitigating factors means that I just can't eat or drink like I used to or like others. C'est la vie.

Bear with me, I am going to connect all of this to the fraught disaster that is the current cocktail of higher education and neoliberalism, I promise. 

At first I thought I would just be stuck in the toilet for a few hours reading Kevin Kwan's China Rich Girlfriend (I'm enjoying his trilogy and learning more about pop culture from Singapore, Hong Kong, and China), but I realized that my dis-ease is also to…

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