Throughout our educational and professional journey, we forget to ask ourselves an important question: “Who am I? What masks am I wearing? Why do we choose to wear these masks?” The reality is that shifting between all of these masks is tiring, confusing, and burdensome. However, because of our strength, need to achieve, and high expectations of self, we suppress the heavy weight and ignore the effects of this load we carry. The reality is that the process of tapping into different identities, presenting different selves, and wearing multiple masks is mentally taxing and creates a set of emotions that lead to anxiety, stress, overload, and burnout. And this is why we must become #UNMASKED!
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