Actually, my goal with this degree is to be able spend my life "paying-it-forward" while at the same time enjoying the joy and benefit of getting myself out of this position of being financially dependent on these goverment programs that help me. Pride is a silly little thing - when receiving "aid" sometimes I get to a point where I want to scream, "Enough! It's my turn to help others!" or there are times when I find myself having to accept being treated as non-human and bite-my-tongue while reminding myself that this is just a temporary state of existence.
As I work towards my educational goals, I just need to stop feeling like I am stumbling around in the dark. Therefore, I am currently taking applications for mentors - people who have experienced the process of obtaining a Graduate Degree and are willing to work for minimal pay - well, actually your pay will be the satisfaction of knowing you have helped a person work her way out of a socially and economically disadvantaged position. :)
So, if you are actually wondering if you qualify to be my mentor or have any advice to share, I will let you know that I am currently working on finishing my undergraduate degree in Women's and Gender Studies with a minor in Psychology and Political Science. While working to stay focused on my goal of someday helping others, I am looking at obtaining a Masters Degree in (International) Human Rights.
My interests include the development of educational opportunities for women and minorities both locally and internationally. Education is an incredible opportunity which should be afforded for all that have the desire to learn and to better themselves - without education poverty will prevail and the division between the poor and wealthy will continue to increase.
|Rosie the Riveter|