Before I get into this discussion, I should mention that I won't be talking about any specific incidents or individuals at my workplace. This is a rather general discussion of my experience having worked with academics over the past few years.
Every once in awhile in my career, I come across a crossroads of sorts.
I'm going to break one of my personal rules today, and talk for a bit about what I do for a living. I've tried not to do this in the past, not so much out of a concern about being dooced, but more out of a general separation I have always tried to keep between my personal and professional lives. But I'm starting to feel like there are some things that I want to talk about that could actually help some of the communities I've been involved with both personally and professionally.