Before this internship, my whole life was spent in rural areas. This means I had never had access to public transportation, or to the large array of social and political events on constant rotation in major cities.
My goal with this internship has been to research past efforts to improve the physics climate so that we can better understand the current climate-- to draw parallels between the world then and the world now.
I’ve found that, in physics spaces, the less I speak, the more popular I am. Something about my voice or my mannerisms or the way I see the world is displeasing to the average physicist; and though I can change how I act so that they’ll think I’m someone I’m not, silence is easier.
Me on the Tuesday after getting home from DC at 10PM at night talking to my boyfriend: “I NEED TO DO MY BLOG!” The first three days of the week went quickly with me finishing up anything I had left to do- collecting pictures of better quality of Bingham Medal winners, finishing up any edits Gare