Does anyone want to join scinerds to represent poc in science/ write about poc in science/ racism in science? Msg me on what do you want to routinely post about if I gave you a spot. Serious messages only please, I want to get this ball rolling asap and haven’t found anyone since the last time I made a post like this.
I know most of you who follow me also follow Ken (if you don’t, you should!), but if you fit what he’s looking for - go for it!
The best lab I ever worked in was incredibly multicultural, but almost everyone had acquired their higher degrees in their home countries (Japan, Poland, South Korea, South Africa, Kenya etc). I’ve gone to school and studied biology with more than a few POC. They’ve related to me some of the issues they’ve faced, but it’s not my place to tell their stories.
If you’re someone who’s dealt with racial discrimination or simply a disparity in treatment in any field of science, whether you’re a first-year biology student, or an accomplished astrophysicist, if you want to be heard, you deserve to be. There are topics that are considered “taboo” or simply ignored that involve the treatment of minorities in all walks of life - including in the lab, and in the classroom. If you follow those topics, or you have experienced and want to express yourself regarding any of those things, get in contact with Ken.
Only when everyone’s voice is on equal ground can we express the full potential of science.
Big things are coming…
Ok, nothing huge, but a large makeover for the layout (don’t worry, it’s still gonna be easy to navigate), and inclusion of an “Ephemeral Scraps” Flickr stream link for all of you who have been looking for more content with less commentary. This blog won’t be posting those pics (I like having my sometimes-pointless commentary here!), but there have been enough requests that I figure it wouldn’t hurt to have a place to upload related sets of images from time to time.
Expect everything to be finished by the New Year. I’m also working on some new scripting for Cabbaging Cove, but that stuff’s a lot simpler.
I’m very excited to announce that my beloved friend Arallyn is going to run this blog for me for a while.
Some of you might know her, she runs biomedicalephemera, so she’ll do a great job taking care of this blog.
From now on, she will be the one posting here. She will reply to your messages (if she feels like it), and keep this blog updated while I put my shit together.
Be nice to her, she’s the smartest woman I’ve ever met. And she’s a ginger. Yeah, THAT’S how awesome she is.
Thank you for your support and for being the best followers ever. I’ll see you all real soon! You can still find me at my personal blog if you want.
Much love to all of you!
Just so everyone knows: I’ll be running stuff over at FYMS for a bit, as well as this blog. That doesn’t change anything significant here, just letting you all know. If anything it’ll get me to actually attempt to use the queue over here again and have regularly-spaced posts. I have trust issues with that thing. :|
I read a lot of science and med journals in my free time, and have a lot of modern stuff I’d love to share, and FYMS will be my outlet for that for a while.