It’s no secret that many people set unrealistic goals for the new year. Let’s talk about what a reasonable goal looks like and how to reach them!
I know that title sounds dramatic, but bear with me, because transgender lives are at stake.
If you aren’t aware, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced changes to gender non-conformity guidelines. These guidelines remove “gender identity disorder” (GID) as a “mental disorder”. Instead, the guidelines have been moved into the sexual health portion of global health guidelines.
At first glance, this seems like a good thing. There are more than a few trans* activist groups that have worked diligently for this move. However, I believe that this will make it harder for trans* people (especially people of color and poor trans* people) to access proper medical care.
I recently shared what my day as a PhD student is like on Twitter. From fixing error messages to eating “grown-up” lunches, I think you’ll find that the grad school life is a bit different from what you might think. I’ve collected all the tweets in a Twitter Moment. Enjoy! [adinserter block=”2″] A Day…
It’s been a while since I posted but not because things have been slow. I’ve been hard at work on several new projects. I hope you’ll be as excited as I am to see all the changes.
I was born female and transitioned to full-time male in my 20s. I think people would like to believe that society treated me the same, but that’s absolutely not true. I’m treated very differently by men, by women, by almost everyone. This is why I felt this post on sexual harassment was important.
Some days are really tough. Sometimes those days stretch out to weeks or months or more. Here are 5 tips for moving forward during dark times.
Science writing allows us to communicate science to the general public, but we can do more. Science art and other fields are moving us into a new revolution of science communication. Read on for the next frontiers of science communication.
When I started graduate school, I understood the science well, but was struggling to understand how to interpret results. Learning logic through programming helped. Here’s how.
Afraid of authority? Stand up to authority with 3 steps to empowerment!
I had a past that told me that I had to do whatever it took to reach the end of the road I was stuck on. But this piece of advice helped me realize that I can veer off course to find the path that’s right for me.
Mental health issues impact my life as a PhD student as well as my future life as a scientist. Let’s talk about the impact these issues have and how we can create a community that fosters scientists who have chronic depression and anxiety.
In a previous post, I talked about academia not being designed for people who have depression, anxiety, etc to succeed. I also spent some time talking about imposter syndrome. This particular post is the second in a series about careers other than being a research advisor (PI) or even being a researcher in industry. Part 2 in a 3 part series.