How students of color confront impostor syndrome - Dena Simmons
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Take this test by Pauline Rose Clance, the psychologist behind imposter syndrome, to see if you have any imposter characteristics or experiences. If you find that you do, then know you’re not alone. Take a look at this video of women sharing their experiences of overcoming imposter syndrome in their careers.
Check out this TED Talk by imposter syndrome expert Valerie Young for helpful tips on how to overcome it.
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Help for kids the education system ignores
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