A thing you may not know about me: I am a science nerd.
For a while, I studied physics with the Open University for the lolz.
There weren’t many physicists who looked like me when I was a kid, so it didn’t really occur to me to be one—as Jocelyn Bell Burnell said, “When I became a professor of physics circa 1991, I doubled the number of female professors of physics in the UK.”
Which is why I am SO FUCKING PASSIONATE about people telling their stories. Everyone needs to see someone who looks like them, who is a misfit like them, who loves like them doing something they want to do.
Anyway, that aside: today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
That’s today’s prompt.
What I would REALLY love is for you to write a little about a woman or not-man in science who’s inspired you, and tag me on social media—because I love discovering new non-dude science nerds.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is one of my faves.
Who’s yours? Set your timer for 5 minutes and tell me please!
p.s.Connect with me on Instagram and share your experience with the community. Share your writing if you want to—we’d love to read it! Tag @tinybeetlesteps and follow the hashtags #moxieFEBRUARY and #tinybeetlesteps
Notes in the Margin
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