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A Breakup Letter With Astronomy, From a Young Black Woman

It’s not me, it’s you

Dear Astronomy,

It’s not me, it’s you.

I had intentions of leaving you for over three years, even before I finished my astronomy undergraduate degree. The original reason I cited — to myself and others — for wanting to leave is that I felt I would never be fulfilled by the…



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Lauren Chambers

PhD Student at the Berkeley School of Information | ACLU of Massachusetts