In PhD student life there are times when you feel the “me” slowly floating away. In some occasions it’s being pushed out violently and as a PhD student you need to make choices. It means giving something up to get something else or it might also mean changing the core aspect of something to gain the freedom you desire. Strangely these are emotions I feel on a daily basis as I struggle with my own scholarship and finding my voice. This voice I want to push out but yet in order to fit the academic mode, you need to silence that voice until those imaginary “chains” are released.