Had a sensitivity read done on sections of my manuscript, which comment on colonialism, gender, Islamic scientists and more, and I can't recommend it enough.
Received really thoughtful and valid feedback which I'll work on incorporating. So happy I did it.
Calling all queer crafters and makers! 📢📢@cgroughtonton and I are running a social on Zoom on Thursday from 7-9pm BST. Drop in any time and bring a craft/make* with you.
*our definition of crafting and making is quite broeventbrite.co.uk/e/queer-crafti…XL1
Dr Clara Barker, engineer and materials scientist, writes on our blog why she can't ignore the fact that she is LGBTQ+ to do her job. Read more about her experiences as an LGBTQ+ scientist: #PrideMonthroyalsociety.org/blog/2020/02/w…
Ten years on, the toxicity of this school impacts loved ones and me. I witnessed and experienced sexism, racism, antisemitism and bullying. I encourage others to formally share their experiences. Let that 300 become 3000 voices. twitter.com/ellajessel/sta…
There was an audible gasp today from the response to my question about Wellcome disaggregating figures from BAME to Black. The response being Black people receiving research funding cannot be disclosed as the number is so low that to disaggregate would deanonymise the data. 1/n
Whenever I speak on the topic of racism, i often find well meaning people keen to emphasise how much progress we have made.
Experiences like that of @seis_matters show that we still have a long way to go. twitter.com/seis_matters/s…
Introducing the very first Blackett Lab Family workshop hosted at @imperialcollege which aims to propel the next generation of research leaders 🚀All U.K. based Black physicists and engineers are encouraged to apply - deadline 7th May! 📣⏰ Visitheblackettlabfamily.com/rising-stars4Ya
Last weekend to apply! In times of uncertainty, I am certain that working in the public sector is where you can make the most difference. Do it. Apply. See you on the other side ✨ twitter.com/practicepublic…
Spoke to an immigrant WoC who interviewed for a job as a structural engineer.
Interviewer walks in and asks - any UK experience? She says no, but... "oh, I told the recruiter, no more of those".
With 17 years experience, she gets offered a graduate package. (She declined.)
Thank you to the Jhalak Prize for being an advocate for marginalised writers.
An honour to have been shortlisted for BUILT and long listed for HOW WAS THAT BUILT?
Follow them to discover brilliant books and authors. twitter.com/jhalakprize/st…
Hey, friends? That feeling of overwhelm is a natural reaction to a very deliberate divide and conquer strategy. So what do we do? We show up for each other, even—especially— when we’re not the targets of injustice. Tend your fires, because others need that light, too.