Call it what it is: Bullying

I wanted to be a marine biologist. Instead, I chose “journalism” – the only recognizable writer-related field of study on my undergraduate application. Because that’s what I was told I was good at. That’s what I’d always done. Why would I have pursued anything else? Anything more? This is my almost, should-have-been, still-could-be ‘women in STEM’…

Walk this way

“Those who are trying to transform a world are required to modify themselves in order to proceed within that world.” -Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life I walked across my apartment floor, for the first time in 4 months without pain, and it was glorious. My legs sill wobbly from disuse and wheelchair-fatigue, I felt like…