In this episode, I talk with Sylvester Gaskin, who has written for us before at The Committed Project about his anxiety, his supportive partner, and his experience at conferences. We talk about having anxiety as a man of color, how our partners and network make all the difference in providing us the support we need, and what the positive aspects of having anxiety in higher ed can be. Sylvester also talks about why it’s so important that he not only share his story, but that he attach his name to it, as well, so that other young professionals of color can see that there is someone like them, and if he can do it, so can they.
I’m not gonna lie to you here – this one made me tear up a little. So grab your tissues and take a listen to our next episode.
- Iowa State University
- Friley Hall (not Franklin – Kristen’s memory sucks)
- University of Arizona
- NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)