Author Archives: saraswatiphd

I’m Not Oppressed

“I don’t see gender. I don’t think men and women should be viewed separately. I also don’t see color. I don’t distinguish between black and white. I see people. That’s what I do – I see people. When you separate … Continue reading

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Are We Bitches?

In a conversation with one of my female colleagues recently, she referred to me as a “strong woman.” I was surprised to hear that. Maybe because I would really like to be viewed as a strong woman, but not sure … Continue reading

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Unintentional Hiatus

Sorry for being MIA. This was an unintentional hiatus from blogging. I started a new job last August. My plan B job. I have been there for eight months now. Reflecting on where I was a year ago, I can … Continue reading

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A Whole New Wardrobe.

I dedicate this post to my dear friend Karen… (source: http://media4.popsugar-assets.com/files/upl1/0/3987/22_2008/ep77_4women_street/i/Sex-City-Style-Season-6.jpg) Prior to starting my new job I needed to go shopping for new clothes. I don’t love shopping. I used to love it before I had children. Now it … Continue reading

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A Pause Within a Pause

All you need is already within you, only you must approach yourself with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors… all I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect. Sri Nisargadatta I am reading … Continue reading

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Last Day of School.

I am in lab. Today is my last day here. My last day as a postdoc. I inhale deeply. With my eyes closed. I focus on the sounds around me. Two days ago, I started my seventh year in this … Continue reading

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No Regrets?

My body ached, I missed them so much. After giving birth to my twin boys about four and a half years ago, I have never been away from them, not even for a single night. Sure, there were those crappy … Continue reading

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