Hi, my name is Joy Melody. I am a graduate student at the University of Iowa. I study the sociology of education and health communication. I am interested in how student-athletes communicate their mental distress.   Sometimes I write about  pop culture  things too! 

Hi, my name is Joy Melody. I am a graduate student at the University of Iowa. I study the sociology of education and health communication. I am interested in how student-athletes communicate their mental distress. 

Sometimes I write about pop culture things too! 

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About

Where do you go when you're Black and depressed all while being a graduate student at an institution full of folks that don't look like you? Where do you go when you've completed a whole year of your masters, only to find out you have three severe learning disabilities (which are the cause for your terrible grades)? 

Well, I came here. I created a place for me to come and write about this crazy journey. That is the purpose of this site! 

You will also be able to find resources for grad students of color who are struggling with depression, anxiety, etc. I also hope to provide resources and advice for other students of color with learning disabilities to navigate grad school. 

 

 

 

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