Read good books

I was the biggest bookworm when I was a kid. I remember staying up all night reading, listening for the step on the staircase the creaked to alert me that my parents were coming to check that I was asleep. But I consumed books like air. I wish I had pictures of the old tiny … More Read good books

The right chemistry: Ladies crushing it

  If you reach back in the dusty, cobwebbed shelves of your high school science class, you might remember learning about the Cori cycle or the lactic acid cycle, which describes the process of breaking down glucose. What I don’t remember learning when I sat in Mr. Chisolm’s 9th-grade chemistry class was that this fundamental biochemical process … More The right chemistry: Ladies crushing it

Ladies crushing it: Heros and true lovely outliers

Last year, my friend invited me to a Pint of Science event (lectures in pubs, which is brilliant) on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions. Part of the swag I took home was a mug “How many female scientists can you name?” and even as I care so much about gender and … More Ladies crushing it: Heros and true lovely outliers

Do I need permission to exist as a woman in the world?

Usually, when I discuss travelling, I glowingly discuss the spectacular things I have seen, the incredible people I have met, and the things I have learned along the way. And all of those things are true. Travel, particularly travelling solo, has transformed me, has opened my eyes to new ways of being and numerous wonders … More Do I need permission to exist as a woman in the world?