Lavinia

I sent my greetings from the desert’s edge, 

Once the sun saturated the horizon. 

A spiny beetle lent me his back,

A vial of kohl.

 

Sent my greetings from the desert’s edge, 

Sealed in a scrap of burlap.

I knew you’d come looking, you never stop looking, 

So I wrote: 

 

I greet you from the desert’s edge,

Don’t come for me - Lavinia.

The sands seduced me again

Coarse and red-hot - your Lavinia.

(Source: kenobiwan)

jeanettegetrost:

All in a row. Follow me on Insta @jeanettegetrost for daily posts. 

jeanettegetrost:

All in a row. Follow me on Insta @jeanettegetrost for daily posts. 

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

—Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)

(Source: luvvdivine)

Book Giveaway

anthrocentric:

Hey guys! Okay, here are the rules:

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  • I would prefer it if you didn’t reblog this onto all your blogs, but I’m honestly not gonna comb through all the urls
  • I will say though,…
ursamajorfashion:

Saturday #ootd in a thrifted dress and some old birks. Really just want to haul this firewood over to the park and start a blaze. Sighhh permits. 

ursamajorfashion:

Saturday #ootd in a thrifted dress and some old birks. Really just want to haul this firewood over to the park and start a blaze. Sighhh permits. 

Call for papers: Women in science on surviving the sexodus

Women in Science: Call for personal experience essays “Surviving the Sexodus: Practical advice from women in science” Edited book Rutgers University Press, 2016 (tentative)

Many young women dream of a life in science, inspired by the opportunity for a meaningful and rewarding career involving curiosity, passion, mentorship and discovery. Indeed, a desire to reap such rewards can help explain the representation of women in the early stages of some scientific careers (e.g. graduate enrollment), especially in biological and life sciences. Women are, however, very underrepresented in senior research positions. It is fair to say that the proportion of women employed at the senior research level does not nearly reflect the numbers of women who initially express interest in science career.

The reasons behind women staying in science, progressing through the academic/corporate hierarchy or leaving science entirely are complex, but we likely can all point to pivotal moments and challenges that we faced over the course of our experience with the scientific lifestyle. For some of us, these are singular standout moments, for others it is the accumulation of small aggressions that wear us down. Whether it be low pay, long work hours, the pressures of publish or perish, loss of potential retirement fund years, new career interests, spousal career conflict, change in family arrangements or responsibilities, difficult job searches, bullying, harassment or exclusion, there are a myriad of reasons that women are not proportionally represented in science jobs. Those of us that have worked in science have, however, found one way or another to deal with these challenges and have something valuable to share with our peers and those who are coming up behind us.

The aim of this book is to present the shared wisdom of women who have worked in science to girls and women contemplating or actively pursuing scientific careers. We are collecting personal essays describing the challenges, large and small, experienced by women over the course of education and career development and the strategies they developed to cope and move forward, including finding other avenues for their scientific passions. The overall goal is to provide a collection of relatable stories that can offer support and hope to those at all stages of pursuing a career in science.

(More details and submission guidelines here.)

Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever

jessehimself:

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Stating that they just want to make sure it’s something everyone keeps in mind going forward, an international consortium of scientists gently reminded the world Wednesday that clean energy technologies are pretty much ready to go anytime. “We’ve got solar, wind,…

wgsn:

Inspired by 3D modelling software glitches, Noa Raviv has designed garments that bring the digital into a physical space.  Classic Greek and Roman sculptures are the starting point and then worked into hi-tech garments.

wgsn:

Inspired by 3D modelling software glitches, Noa Raviv has designed garments that bring the digital into a physical space.  Classic Greek and Roman sculptures are the starting point and then worked into hi-tech garments.