Dr. Bacon on SisterMentors
As women doctoral candidates of color, we face unique struggles, challenges and obstacles that must be addressed and overcome. In order to succeed in an environment from which African American women and other individuals of color have been excluded, marginalized or made to feel invisible, support and a sense of community are essential. SisterMentors provides the space for us to receive scholarly support, feedback and guidance in an environment that nurtures respect for individuality and fosters a sense of community. Furthermore, each participant is provided the opportunity to simultaneously support the academic dreams and goals of the girls she mentors. My professional and personal experiences on the road to attaining my Ph.D. have been broadened and enriched through SisterMentors.