By Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Karen Hice Guzmán, Jean Neely, Joy Qualls and Nancy Wang Yuen
“At the end of my day, I think about, ‘What are some wins that I had today?’ That helps me to retrain my mind to think about all the ways I am winning rather than the few ways I messed up.” — Dr. Deshonna Collier-Goubil
How do Christian women navigate the call to both the academy and motherhood? Listen in on this panel discussion with the authors of Power Women.
This podcast features a panel discussion that was recorded back in July with four Christian women professors who have contributed to the book Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy.
In this discussion, host Karen Hice Guzmàn directs the conversation into all the topics you would hope for in an event like this: misconceptions about motherhood in the academy and the church, navigating gender roles in parenting, the work of resisting imposter syndrome — so many of the struggles that, for women, seem to accompany a dual call into the university and parenthood. But the thing that I liked especially was the sense of community they brought to the conversation. These women have not only collaborated on a project together of writing and editing this book — they have also supported one another along the way, and this has reinforced their hope that the book itself will birth new communities of academic women who can talk honestly with one another and forge new networks of support.
We love this idea! And we think you would enjoy reading this book and discussing it with others. In fact, we would love to invite you into a book club featuring Power Women that we are hosting at The Well later this fall on November 1, 8, and 15 — you can find details here. We hope you can join us!
— Ann Boyd
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