The past few months I’ve felt like the more I learn, the less I know. I’ve become hyper aware of many things I do not know and have felt ill equipped with the tools to complete many tasks. I wasn’t prepared for the rush of engagement and readers Blackademia attracted.
Then I got a new job. And during this transition into a supervisory role I realized I did know a lot and I have experienced A LOT. These experiences prepared me for the position I am in today. There still so much I need to learn but I’ve become comfortable with knowing a lot and not knowing much at the same time. Indirectly, this new role reconnected me to why we started Blackademia in the first place. It’s not about being in the know of all things, but about sharing what we do know, being transparent about our experiences in academic spaces, and developing interest in the progression of people of color in the academy. And I gotta admit, it feels really nice to reconnect to that mission and to continue to work toward producing and posting content, as well as, grinding to make sure Blackademia reaches its full potential and getting out of my own way in the process.
So what the heck do I know? Not much. I do know that I am passionate about education, formal and informal, and I believe in the potential of Blackademia. I also know I deeply care about improving my knowledge and skills to uplift myself, my village, and my team. Lastly, I know that there is a whole lot that I don’t even realize I don’t know (took me several attempts to write that right).