A few months ago, an organization @ Harvard University reached out & asked me to speak on a panel for them. They said there was no honorarium. I told them "I cannot afford to take off of my job as a Headstart Teacher to come and do free work for Harvard Univerity."
They quickly apologized and asked me if there was anything they could do for me. I said "Ask someone if I can take a class in Early Childhood Education at your school for the summer semester." I never heard from them again.
I do not work for free.
If you ask me if there's anything you can do for me, I will tell you.
They really thought I gave a damn about Harvard University. I definitely pointed out that Harvard has a history of exploiting the work of Black women but I was their opportunity to stop that. They didn't take that opportunity.
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