Burnout Stories

Thank you for being willing to share your burnout story with me. I’m interested in stories/vignettes from women+ faculty (past, present, and future) from diverse perspectives who have experienced burnout in the academy, pre- and during COVID. Stories/vignettes told from the lens of identity and intersecting identities are most welcome. For example, I currently have vignettes from graduate students who have experienced bullying, women whose burnout impacted their mental and physical health, and women who have prevented/overcome burnout in a variety of ways (therapy, changing roles, leaving academia, etc.) but would love to include more stories from women of color, non-neuronormative women. LGBTQIA women, and mothers.
***All stories shared can and will be blinded as requested. Your privacy is important to me.***

How am I defining burnout? The World Health Organization defines burnout as “A workplace syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  • increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
  • reduced professional efficacy.”

How can you contribute? You can share with me in two ways: complete the submission form below to share your story in 500-600 words (use pseudonym and fake email to remain anonymous) or use this link to schedule a brief interview with me.

Thank you for contributing to this work.

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