I think many people in STEM are aware that currently most teams, departments, or student populations are not reflective of wider society. But beyond just the numbers and percentages of different identities that make up a team we need to be listening to and acting on the actual experiences of those underrepresented groups. Continue reading Being an ally in STEM
This year, I’ve been extremely grateful to have been awarded a Diversity in Science grant from the Biochemical Society to help facilitate the launch of an engagement and advocacy project that’s been brewing in my mind for a long time. It’s a podcast called Querdy (a mash up of the words Queer and Nerdy), which aims to showcase queer scientists, researchers, and specialists with the help of nerdy performers and comedians. Continue reading Science and the Queer Agenda
Despite the existence of staff LGBTQ+ networks at a majority of universities, many LGBTQ+ identifying staff are not openly out in the workplace. It is hardly surprising that students find it difficult to be open about their sexuality when there is a lack of representation and supportive student-oriented networks. Continue reading Being Openly LGBTQ+ in STEM
By the end of the 20th century, many of the stigmas of the tattoo culture had been dismissed, and the practice has become more acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society, including scientists. Continue reading The Art of Science: would you have a permanent tribute to science inked on your body?