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How is it only Wednesday? Trauma, drama, and why I’m finally speaking publicly about my disabilities

It’s that time of year again. The stress of the school year is fully upon us and, as usual, I’m a bit behind on grading and research work. My insomnia is at an all-time maximum, as I try to navigate my way through a minefield that includes ongoing pandemic-induced financial insecurity, misogynistic doctors who won’tContinue reading “How is it only Wednesday? Trauma, drama, and why I’m finally speaking publicly about my disabilities”

Navigating disabilities, vaccine mandates, and the next wave of chaos

Reposted from Medium. Link to original story here. Because I’ve spent the majority of this week buried under medical paperwork — and because I’m rather tired of being regarded as “stupid,” “selfish,” “a danger to society,” “morally lesser,” “worthy of ostracization,” etc., simply for having multiple disabilities, one of which is an immunological condition —Continue reading “Navigating disabilities, vaccine mandates, and the next wave of chaos”

End-of-year exhaustion, the “I took on way too many projects” problem, and my thoughts on UC’s proposed COVID shot policy

It’s been quite the week. I managed to write a logic exam, file my taxes, attend a meeting to discuss department climate issues, complete all (read: most) of my homework, assist the student union with a housing justice issue, sort out my summer funding problems, attend a friend’s mock defense, teach two classes, get myContinue reading “End-of-year exhaustion, the “I took on way too many projects” problem, and my thoughts on UC’s proposed COVID shot policy”

Thoughts on graduating in a pandemic

Since I’ve last written, things have gotten worse, not better. The death toll continues to climb. We’ve entered the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Police brutality is at an all-time high. And it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Trump administration’s handling of the entire situation has been a colossal failure. At this point,Continue reading “Thoughts on graduating in a pandemic”

Regarding viruses, vaccines, and vexing levels of scientific misinformation

It seems like the world crumbled overnight. I’m typing from a ghost town. A once-vibrant collegiate community is now eerily silent. Like many others, I lost my part-time job, and I’m now wondering how I’m going to pay the rent in two weeks. I live in an older, 200-square-foot studio apartment with an antiquated bathroom.Continue reading “Regarding viruses, vaccines, and vexing levels of scientific misinformation”

Why a blog?

I don’t usually think of myself as a writer. As someone who studies science and philosophy, I spend a lot of time analyzing models, conducting research, and reading scientific papers. Nevertheless, some of my fellow students have recommended that I begin a blog, as a means of connecting with others and sharing information about myContinue reading “Why a blog?”


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