Monday, November 10, 2014

Scienceblogging and Leaky Pipelines: This Time, It's Personal

I originally started this blog to talk about science, back when I was a wee baby undergrad.

You may have noticed that I haven't really talked about science recently. And by "recently" I mean, "any time in the last two years". Check the tags if you don't believe me.

This is because two years ago, I got the news that my grad school career was over.

It was, to put it very succintly, traumatic.

As you can see, I've been working hard to try and fill the blog with other things, but it's really hard to come here and do the blogging equivalent of changing the subject. This blog was, at its heart, a science blog. And then suddenly, it wasn't.

I want to write more about this, but I'm not sure how or when that will happen. For now, I just want to get it out into the open, because it's in my head every time I go to update this blog.

I was kicked out of grad school, even though my grades were good and I was meeting all of my degree requirements.

When you talk about "leaky pipelines"... you're talking about me.

This post, I think, is the first step to me really processing that.