Owning Stereotypes?

Recently, I read how a woman described herself as 'exotic' on Social Media. When I asked about this descriptor, she replied that's what she is: from Latin America, from the jungle! In my personal experience, exotic is usually used ethnocentrically, by people who describe people different than themselves. For me, it has a racist connotation, … Continue reading Owning Stereotypes?

The Joys of Mansplaining

Thank you, dear men, for your endeavors to explain the world to me. Thank you, dear men, for explaining my research topics to me. Thank you, dear men, for approving of my decisions. I had no idea what I was doing for years before you came around and explained everything in one or two sentences! … Continue reading The Joys of Mansplaining

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

Welcome, my dear visitors, to The Struggling Anthropologist. You probably stumbled upon my blog while searching for something else, but I invite you to look around and come back in the future. As an anthropology student, I wrote the occasional blog post. But I never saw myself as a blogger. So please bear with me … Continue reading “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins