Tag Archives: Women in science
7 Dec

Sapphicscientist's Blog

While surfing the net for information on science writing and medical writing agencies & reading science blogs such those from Scientific American, I see successful female science and medical writers and I think “I want to be like them!!” I want to write for a respected science magazine. I would like to make my own mark on the world of science communication. I would love to inspire other young female science writers. A dream of mine is to be either a freelance science, medical and health writer contributing to various science and health magazines and websites or to be writer working with a research organization. I am a former medical research student and I am very passionate about communicating about the essential nature of research and the key
discoveries and disease breakthroughs research has provided the modern world. With training, avid writing and perseverance I can hopefully one day achieve…

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Female Scientist Role Model – Kay Scarpetta

7 Dec

Sapphicscientist's Blog

Kay Scarpetta from the Patricia Cornwell series of crime novels, also a Forensic Pathologist, was a role model and an inspiration to me while growing up. She two was a smart, tough lady.

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6 Dec

Sapphicscientist's Blog

Can lady scientists dress sexily and glamourously and not be seen soley as sex objects and be thought of only because of their style and dress sense? I believe they can. I used to dress
glamorously/flamboyantly – in long black gothic dresses, knee length skirts and retro tops and of coarse my staple – red lipstick! Although I was not aware of how other people saw me and didnt feel it detracted from my ability as a scientist or my research work. Abbey from NCIS is a perfect example of a glamorous and funky goth science chick! Awesome. I’d love to see some retro dressed, red lipstick wearing lady scientists carrying out their research and rountine tests, writing and presenting their work, and holding their own amongst male scientists (and other lady scientists).

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Lesbian Lady Scientist & Writer

16 Jul

I’m a red lipstick wearing, pin-up girl loving alternative feminist, scientist and writer. I’m out and proud about my sexuality. I am engaged to my wonderful girlfriend of fours years. I love pin-up girls of the 1940’s & 1950’s, particularly the alluring mixture of beauty, subtle sexuality, femininity and confidence. I also admire burlesque (including retro style burlesque) and the Rockabilly culture. I like also the fashion and style of the 40’s & 50’s along with alternative fashion. I’m also a feminist who stands for many ideals including – equal rights, human & civil rights, animal rights, socialism, environmentalism & conservation, social justice, acceptance of all people, the end of war and violence and encouragement of scientific, health & medical research. Professionally I am a scientist and former research student (in medical/health research) and I aspire to become a fully fledged science, health and medical writer. My dream is to write about science for a female audience and specifically a lesbian/bisexual/queer/transgendered audience. In this blog I wish to explore being a lesbian scientist along with my other diverse interests.

Lipstick On My Lab Coat

10 Jun

A lesbian scientist’s thoughts on science, women in science, feminism, activism, politics, society and just about anything else

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