OMG YES re: the academia vs. living in the world thing. I know that there are lots of academics who do try to bring theory into practice, & academic activists & whatnot, but I still feel like so much of academia has its head firmly planted up its oh-so-erudite ass. (I have an MA in women’s studies, so yeah… )

“I’ve always felt I lacked some essential membrane that helps people move about in the world without it just eating them up.”

& YES again. Your posts have been so insightful & heartbreaking & true lately, augh.