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I think, regarding not replying, that it is hard to figure out how to interject in a series of informative pieces. Like, you're collecting examples of women in different pursuits. That's great. I haven't known quite how to respond beyond, "That's great." I don't have firm criticisms beyond what I said last time; many of the women named have been interesting but not on a level I felt qualified to respond.
Also, I've had far less time. I hit the ground running at work, and I come home to be Dad. When my son goes to bed, my partner and I hang out for a while, I play a few games, and I read. I am usually up once a night with my son. Writing posts takes more energy than I've been willing to allot lately. Just know I'm still reading, usually.
Jade Beall is an artistic photographer based in Tucson, AZ. In her website she is described as “specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photoshopped imagery that dominates main stream media.” See here: https://www.jadebeall.com/about/index.
The following link goes to a TED talk, by the artist where she discusses her book “The Bodies of Mothers” (18 minutes). Shown on the screen on the stage are pictures primarily of nude or partly nude women, many of whom have recently given birth and a number along with babies or children. There are a few photographs of nude men. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWvmYQLDbow.
When watching the last video from Citizen Queen, the one about Christmas (see above), I started thinking about Hanukkah songs and other songs of holidays in the Jewish tradition. Here are two Hanukkah songs, sung by singer/songwriter Michelle Citrin.
The first is "Pass the Candle" (2 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=346Xq_YvZEs.
Next is "Hanukkah Lovin'" (3 1/2 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYOqZGyxXxo
Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already! Mon Aug 19 3:00 AM