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.
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!
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 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
In light of the article published today on CBC, within which Dr. Theresa Tam (the top dog at the Public Health Agency of Canada: our chief public health officer) has reconsidered her previous position, and now come out in favour of cloth masks for public usage, I figure its time to bring a little science… Continue reading Masking in the light of a pandemic