Whether one’s academic supervisor is a White man or woman, or a person of color, the ability to say “no” to our supervisors is critical for one’s professional success and personal wellbeing. Some of us are incessantly asked to take on extra service, extra duties, to relieve someone else because they have “more important things” to do, and “just to do it” because it must be done and because we have that extra strength in our DNA, some seem to think.
“Can Female Academics Say 'No' Both Professionally and Elegantly to Excessive Work Demands? Yes, But You Might to Call a Friend", Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, October 8, 2018, https://diverseeducation.com/article/128889/. Reprinted with permission from Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.com, www.DiverseEducation.com