Wouldn’t that be worth it?

People who read this are already likely to understand that diversity yields productivity – teams are better if they are diverse, on a variety of contexts and levels. We use this to justify promoting diversity, and rightly so. But I want to think beyond that. Imagine – though some will think it reality – that […]

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The burden of kindness

There’s no fighting it, no winning, no trophy you bring home for having beat “imposter’s syndrome”. Even the name is ridiculous.The smallest things take me back to my bad place, and they always will. I don’t know about your bad place, but mine is pretty bad. It’s not reading the arxiv for months out of […]

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Two thoughts

I spent the last week in Santiago, attending the annual SDSS meeting. Usually I return home from such meetings with renewed scientific enthusiasm and a warm fuzzy feeling from seeing folk I like. This meeting provided that, and then some.

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Well, well, well… when it rains, it pours – hi again. Do you know the interesting thing about only writing once every few years? It’s such a clear window to a younger me. A much younger me. Gosh. Do I recognise myself? Yes, definitely. Would I write those words today? No, not for the most […]

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The good over the bad

Hi. I’m going to gloss over the fact I haven’t been here in 3.5 years. Apparently lots of people have, which is a sobering reminder that things you say online don’t really go away. Even if you forget about them. Or, perhaps, especially if you do. For the majority of these 3.5 years, I’ve often […]

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Gosh, it’s been a while. The reason why I’m back is that I found a couple of bad feelings festering on my mind, again, and I think they need purging. The first is a strong negative reaction I experienced when I considered applying to the UK Royal Society’s Dorothy Hodgkin’s Fellowship Scheme – a scheme […]

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the road to somewhere better

I find myself with a quiet moment, with all my MacBook’s 4 cores purring away and a whole bunch of drafts submitted. This brings a sense of accomplishment that puts me in the right frame of mind to return to the issue of impostors syndrome. First let me start by saying that I wasn’t expecting […]

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