Advice for the “minority” person in every gifted program
Monica Macansantos is a Philippine-born novelist with a long line of credentials – she’s currently working on her Ph.D. - and prestigious residencies under her belt. Yet she is still beset by self-doubt, particularly in majority white spaces. She has written a lovely essay which doubles as a reminder for anyone who is striving and achieving their dreams: “You’re here because you’re good.”
You can find the full issue where my essay is featured here.