Before I actually address what I want to today, I need to say the following: As a society we pathologize Women, and our anger is no exception to this. In men anger is seen as righteous, important, it is valued. In Women any hint of it is enough to have people questioning our intelligence, our… Continue reading Thunberg and the Neurotypical Tendency to Pathologize Autistic People by Centring their Experiences of Our Lives.
The research, the work I am doing for my thesis, can be incredibly disheartening. Diving in deep with the realities of a life scientific for Women, knowing that so many of us are dealing with the same issues fifty and sixty years later that pioneers like Rita Colwell, Barbara McClintock, Anna Berkovitz, Barbara Barres, Alice… Continue reading It helps to know that these stories are out there.
Yes. I have bias. I have many many biases, but if you think for one second that any of them are unchecked, unresearched, left unpacked, unevaluated, or unexamined in every way possible and at great length and personal difficulty? You would be very very wrong. I have a wealth of biases, but I am aware… Continue reading Bias; in life and in science
I have multiple people in my circle who are struggling right now. And I know they aren’t alone in that. I know many many people are. So even though I am chest deep, and sinking fast, into the quicksand that is my thesis in this final hard push (my deadline is the end of the… Continue reading You are worthy and strong and beautiful!
When the delivery driver knocked, I was surprised. I had already received the tiny package I was expecting (a pair of scissors and a supplement I was almost out of)... So, in PJs, I went running out the side door, and managed to catch him before he drove off. The box was enormous, with Home… Continue reading Immense Gratitude, truly and deeply.
It’s no secret that I have been feeling overwhelmed these last weeks. My health hasn’t been great (see my previous blog post - the cough still lingers, so I’m still under quarantine), and with everything going on in the world presently? Between the revolution, JK Rowling’s further attacks on the trans community, the lack of… Continue reading Don’t Stop! Keep Pushing! #BLM
I’ve been out sick for quite some time. And to be transparent, it may take me a few days to actually write this blog post as I am still sick. I’m getting dizzy already and I’m only a few sentences in. But I believe firmly in open and transparent dialogue, and I’ve been wanting to… Continue reading My Covid-19 Story
Leggings are the pants folx seem to love to hate. But admit it, you totally love yours. I know I do. And I’m legit planning a post in the future outlining all the reasons why my favourite pairs are the ultimate in field gear. However, that’s neither here nor there, and for today’s purpose you… Continue reading The ultimate debate: are leggings pants or not (diy mask)
I took this week off from working on my thesis. I had been pushing myself far harder than I would ever consider pushing any one else - ever - to keep up my intense pace, determined not to let a world-wide pandemic interfere with my own personal timelines and work. All I ended up doing… Continue reading My little would-be queen
First off: HAPPY REX MANNING DAY! That’s right, it’s time to relive the days of fighting mega-business, supporting our small neighbourhood mom and pop shops, and baking for our friends. Yes, I’m flashing back to that ever so fondly recalled cult-classic Empire Records and it’s glorious life-defining soundtrack... but oddly enough aside from the gathering… Continue reading Rex Manning, Rats, & You