Everyone has their own experiences that lead them to their own feminist consciousness. It creates who we are, both as a person and as a feminist. My own experiences in life have led me to consider the standpoints of class within our society, especially within academia. From the beginning of my academic career, I have been told to hide the social class that I am in to fit in with those around me. Academia is based off of appearance, perpetuated by the glass ceiling and everyone is expected to behave and act in a certain way to succeed. Through a feminist standpoint, we can begin to unpack social class within academia and how it has affected those within both the working and middle class. I use my own experiences as a scholar to exacerbate what it means to be a part of academia and the conversations that are not being had about class.

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