During this frightening and demanding time, finding the time and mental strength to prepare and give a lengthy presentation for class is proving to be difficult.
During this worldwide pandemic and national confusion due to the murder of George Floyd, students are left mentally and emotionally scattered. This hidden trauma subconsciously hinders our work. Finding the capacity to prepare for and give a lengthy presentation is difficult, as we still have numerous projects, exams, and final interviews to prepare for.
If not in class, then where are our voices being heard? Through our protests on the streets, our voices on social media, our voices amongst family, and our voices amongst strangers.
Though this may only be a 10 minute presentation, the stress and preparation that accompanies it adds to our overall stress and well-being as our minds and energies are diverted. In turn, our overall mental health is suffering at a greater extent.
Our months spent in learning information and transforming our detailed work into posters, as well as spending hours studying for the Exam 2, have been evidence of our class' capability and hard work. Let's complete this quarter with an understanding, forgiving, and less-stressed environment.