Kimberly Hirsh

facilitating learning & fostering creativity

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We’ve reached the moment when we learn if my claim that I wouldn’t go on the academic market because I didn’t want a tenure track job is genuine, or if it’s just a lie I told all of us because I didn’t think there’d be a TT job in my field I didn’t need to move for.

I’ve been watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 for the first time since I watched it as a kid when it originally aired. I remembered liking Quark and that Dax seemed like a good cosplay option for me. But this time around, I find myself really locked in on and adoring Kira. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί

Finished reading: We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian πŸ“š

I loved it so much, finished it in under 48 hours. “Newsies for shippers” is an apt description. I love people being sweet on each other and making happiness when they feared it just wasn’t out there for them.

Today’s Literary Activism newsletter from Book Riot shares information about several student groups fighting book bans. πŸ“š

So, this week on Lower Decks, we learned that Vulcans have an understanding of the importance of informed consent when conducting social research. πŸ––πŸ»

I’ve got big days the next couple of days so what am I doing? Reading past bedtime, of course. (Future Kimberly, please forgive me.)

πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “She didn’t know much about buildings, but it was clear that this one needed an unbelievable amount of work.
But at the end of it? Something she built up, rather than cut down.” Travis Baldree, Legends & Lattes

Finished reading: An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera πŸ“š

So good! Manuela is going to marry a wealthy man, for the good of her family. But first, she’s going to spend six weeks in Paris, having Sapphic adventures.

As with all the best romances, this book is about two people who make each other grow as much as it’s about falling in love.

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Hotter than steamy, very explicit.

Highly recommend.

I was planning on getting to work soon but my office mate had a different idea.

A black kitten sits on the skirt of a dress.

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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, Cheraw, Catawba, Saponi, Occaneechi, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.

We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah β€˜TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.