Episode 2: Anxiety as a Man of Color

Episode 2: Anxiety as a Man of Color
Season 1

00:00 / 40:33

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.


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2 thoughts on “Episode 2: Anxiety as a Man of Color

  1. Thank you Ladies and Sylvester for sharing your story. Hit home with the paranoid thoughts and “funeral idealations” (sp) . There is always others who have overcome bigger issues and concord worse hardships BUT we are all different and what others can get through may not be what you can get through so we should compare ourselves to anyone. We should find the thing that helps us have our best life and do it without the stigma or worry of what others think. “ Whatever works for you, without harm or hurt to you or others” that’s my mantra. Great job !

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