invited Nadine to offer her workshop (Liberate Your Research) for our faculty of color retreat and it was exceptional–from beginning to end. Faculty of color are burned out right now and I did not want to host a retreat that focused on “productivity” as a measure of success. Academic writing is difficult and it’s been even more so given the social conditions in which we currently exist. Instead, I wanted faculty to find a space where they could remember the “why” of their research and feel empowered in their work. Mission accomplished. Nadine truly helped all of us understand that we have powerful and unique voices to contribute to our disciplines and fields, and how to use those voices to speak to those issues that matter to us the most.

~ Badia Ahad, Professor, English, Loyola University Chicago