Author Amelia Nagoski will give a virtual talk titled “Burnout: What to do When You’re Overwhelmed and Exhausted About Everything You Have to do and Still Worry that You’re not Doing Enough” on Wednesday, March 31. The event, this year’s Crawford Lecture, will begin at 7 p.m. CT and is part of Vanderbilt’s 2021 celebration of Women’s History Month.
Nagoski, along with her sister, Emily, is the author of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. The New York Times bestseller explores why women experience burnout—a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress—differently than men, and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life.
The Nagoskis, identical twins, have discussed their work on Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast and at the XOXO Festival in 2019. Amelia has a doctorate in musical arts and is associate professor and coordinator of music at Western New England University. Emily holds a Ph.D. and is a noted sex educator.
Vanderbilt’s annual Crawford Lecture on women, engaged citizenship and leadership began in 2014 and was established in honor of Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt, the second wife of university founder Cornelius Vanderbilt. This year’s Crawford Lecture is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s residential colleges and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.