Circumstance and Possibility

  • Belinda L Flick Miami University, Department of Educational Leadership
Keywords: Currere, autoethnography, poetic prose, higher education, underrepresented student populations


This work may be described as Currere, autoethnography, and poetic prose. It is my personal reflection on the journey and impact education has had on my life and my profession in higher education. It illustrates how underrepresented student populations’ college experiences are often undergirded by overwhelming obstacles. This story shares human connectedness through vulnerabilities, possibilities, and hope. 


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