"My name is my reputation and I built that reputation."
"I've seen that women who change their names are seen as less serious and less dedicated to the field."
"I feel like my name is part of who I am so I don't really want to change that."
"I cannot wait to change my last name!"
If you missed the news, I am engaged to be married! One of the first things people asked me was whether or not I was considering to change from my birth last name to my future husband’s name.
Like many people, my sense of resilience against the chaos of our world feels increasingly frayed. Anyone else just feel perpetually burnt out? Cause I do! When our minds are consumed by what this pandemic has done — and undone, such as hiccups in research programs, cut or lost funding or employment status, and an abrupt transition to e-learning — it doesn't really have time to stop and think about how we can better take care of ourselves.
Here are some tips to manage your mental health and well-being during your academic journey that have been suggested repeatedly in my circles. These tips are relevant both during the pandemic and outside of it.
Hi! I'm Melissa, an Australian-based Latina science educator, podcaster, and freelance writer. I spend a lot more time on Instagram and Twitter, but blogging is my first love. Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while.
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