Through some combination of laziness and distractedness, I neglected to post three of my most recent Role/Reboot essays. I would write you a long apology letter, but I’m pretty sure none of y’all are holding your breaths. Which is a good thing… this is just the internet and I really hope you have more important shit going on.
But, if you’re curious, here’s what I’ve been up to the last few weeks over at R/R.
- On “high powered” jobs and the weird sense of guilt/obligation that some young women feel to break glass ceilings and change the world.
Note: In rereading this one, there’s a glaring correction I feel the need to issue post-publish. I hope that I conveyed, but fear that I did not, that I definitely do not think teachers (or nurses, or vets, or non-profit starters) aren’t making an impact on the universe. Duh, they obviously are. Rather, there’s a very specific kind of corporate leadership (think Fortune 500 companies) that is still super-male and super white and still, unfortunately, super powerful. If I think it’s important that business leadership be diverse (which I do), how do I reconcile the fact that I have the tools (i.e. education/access/resources) to be the diversifying agent with the fact that I don’t want to?
- On the simultaneous desires to be validated for how I look and also not need to be validated for how I look. Bonus, includes the phrase “Black man’s heaven” being yelled from a car window.
- On why would should ask men about “having it all” and “work life balance” and all that jazz. This is the one I discussed on the radio last week.