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The problem with "GRIT"

Our newsletter name uses a term - grit - that has become problematic in some of the ways it is used. My day job is in urban education, where I am focused on supporting elected leaders of color and white leaders who are trying to dismantle the institutionalized racism and oppression inherent in our nation's public schools. Over the past few years, educators working in schools with high numbers of students of color or students who come from low-income neighborhoods have begun to misuse a concept made popular by Dr. Angela Duckworth in her work on growth mindset. 

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Haven Blog Rules

Welcome to The Haven Blog. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your precious time. As there are plenty of blogs out there about women and mothers and entrepreneurs and leadership and equity and other great stuff, why do we need another? We have founded the Haven as a local resource, and fostering community is at the center of our mission, so this blog is going to be by and for us. We are opening amidst a wave of women-focused, co-working spaces across the country, but they are all located in large cities. Places where you are anonymous among millions. We all know that Bend is different; it’s why we live here. I believe we are quite literally one degree of separation from each other.

Some of the blogs will be written by me, but many will be written by you - our Haven members.

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