I Will Survive … A Grad Cover Version You Must Sing!

I had a blast at the Graduate School Survival Skills GHC session. It was about surviving, but most of all thriving in graduate school! I have posted session notes here. We ended the session with this version of I will survive (It’s a must go-to karaoke song for all grad students! To be sung to the tune of „I Will Survive„):

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Thinking I could never do research, I’d have to hide
I spent so many nights thinking all I did was wrong
I grew strong
I learned how to carry on
Now my groove’s back!
From a dark place.
I just walk in and people leave
with love of my research taste
I have changed the way I work
Now I know that was the key
And I know for just one second
Grad school doesn’t bother me

And now I’ll go! Walk out the door

I’m turned around now
Doubt’s not welcome anymore
I used to feel so very hurt that I could cry
I thought I’d crumble
I thought I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not!!
I will survive!
As long as I know how to think
I’ll make ir out alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my thoughts to give
And I’ll survive
I will survive!
Hey, hey!

Stay great,

Daniella is a Master’s student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. One of her dreams is to inspire more women to embrace STEM careers and unleash their full potential. Although she is hardworking and can be very serious, she enjoys comedy and dancing, has a big sense of humour, and believes that a little kindness goes a long way!
Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
  • Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols.

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event. 

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