From AnnMaria De Mars’ most recent blog post:
Recently, a young person told me that I could hold to my principles about the importance of my family, honesty and equality — and any of a hundred other things because I had “made it”.
This troubled me. It troubles me when I hear the same thing from new Ph.Ds who are trying to get tenure. I don’t see how you can pretend to be someone else for 5 or 10 years until you have “made it” and then be your true self.