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In this dialogue, we explore the topics of identity, spaces, and writing from our own perspectives as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, and as first-generation, immigrants, and work-ing-class scholars of colors in academia. In this piece, we propose writing as an art of rebellion against a system designed to silence the voices of margin-alized educators (Park, 2013; Van Galen, 2017). Within this space, we return to our true self and tell our stories in creative ways: sitting at the kitchen table and engaging in walking meditation. Furthermore, we write with the vision of working toward building a trusting space for minority communities of scholars in academia.


In Sablan, J. & Van Galen, J. (Eds.), Amplified voices, intersecting identities: Volume 2. First-generation PhDs navigating institutional power in early academic careers (pp. 25-34). Brill/Sense.