Letters To My Sisters & Brothers
Practical Advice to Successfully Navigate Academia as a Student of Color
What People Are Saying
I began this workbook to use my doctoral research to help Students of Color navigate higher education. Because of my busy schedule, I stopped working on it for months. Spring 2020 changed that. The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd amid the COVID-19 pandemic (that disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities) had a deep impact on me. These twin traumas left me feeling defeated, depressed, and hopeless about meaningfully transforming racism and other forms of societal oppression in my lifetime. During this pain, I found my way back to this workbook. Working on this project became a form of self-care. It motivated me to get up each day, helped heal some of my wounds stemming from racism, and provided much-needed encouragement to keep moving forward. This workbook is designed to help Students of Color attending college and graduate school do the same.
Inside this workbook, you'll find:
About The Author
Nelson O. O. Zounlome
Nelson O. O. Zounlome, M.S.Ed. is a first-generation college student, child of immigrants, and native of South Bend, IN. He is also a McNair Scholar, Ford Foundation Fellow, Herman B. Wells Graduate Fellow, and counseling psychology Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University (IU). Nelson earned bachelor's degrees in Psychology & Sociology and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from IU. He studies academic persistence and mental wellness to promote holistic healing among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Nelson is dedicated to helping BIPOC Communities liberate themselves and achieve their wildest dreams.