Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 11

My Coming Out Story

Like most kids in fifth-grade, I started to discover my identity apart from my mother—by shaving my legs and becoming a die-hard fan of The X-Files. The show had already been on the air for a few years, so to catch up with what I’d missed, I asked my mom to buy a case of […]

October 09

Diversity in Science: The Gender Jungle

As a woman in science, the disadvantages for women in science (and in anything really) are no secret to me. But I’m also a recovering alcoholic lesbian living with a mental illness (how’s that for throwing down identity cards?). All of those things have presented challenges in my ability to function as a scientist and […]