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May 1, 2020

Poverty isn’t nearly as sexy as the Romantics portrayed.

I could tell you how much I would miss my students, and how much they would miss me, and I assure you it would be true. But I will focus on a more ‘materialist’ aspect of this issue. As someone who has spent almost his entire adult life in poverty, I have struggled to survive in very expensive places, at very expensive schools, to get to where I am. Losing my job as a UC Lecturer would mean that life of extreme precarity, so recently behind me, and to which I never wish to return.

May 1, 2020

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