Today I received a report from the fire investigator for the fire department. It was a hard one. It contained a wealth of photographs from our home the morning of our fire, seeing them flashed me back to being there. The sights, the smells, the sounds, how it felt both physically and emotionally… I’m grateful… Continue reading No longer a home… (content warning: images of house interior following fire)
So, I suppose an update is in order. Amidst all the chaos and pain and trauma and horror there have been little rays of Sunshine which have helped us see through all that darkness. It took months to be able to feel the good again. Even though positive things were happening, because of the fire… Continue reading Update… it’s a biggie.
Never yell it in a crowded theatre; that’s the rule, right? I’ve been putting off writing this post, but knew I would have to address it here at some point. I wrote a great deal about the power of fire in my journals and in my thesis: how our world needs it, how it is… Continue reading Fire
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