With the start of a new academic year, I’ve been reflecting about my academic goals.
And, I biked today—it was glorious!
I figured since we’re nearly 3/4 thru 2019, I should review my New Year’s Resolutions. Have you stuck to yours? What helped?
I can’t say I’m sorry to see the diapers go. And from what I’ve read, it’s not just disposable ones that are costly to our environment.
Also, hooray for this next step!
I’ve been working on this chapter about using donor sperm for awhile. This chapter gets real real. I’ve worked hard to integrate the biology and emotions of this process—and I’m preparing myself for sharing parts that are pretty vulnerable. The chapter is almost done & I can’t wait to share it in September.
I’ve been working on a bunch of comics that won’t make their way into the world for awhile. Here’s a sneak preview of one that will see the light next year as part of a special issue in the Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics.
I was honored to spend part of this week @BerkeleyLab as a guest of Saul Permutter, participating in an invited workshop about scientific critical thinking.
Presenting my work on the Test of Science Literacy Skills and recent work using comics in the classroom as an entry point to learning science as well as a tool for communicating science felt full circle.
I really enjoyed collaborating & had fun making this (and other) diagrams about our thinking.
In honor of National Breastfeeding Week, I want to give a shoutout to everyone breastfeeding and pumping 💓Here’s a #repost of one of my favorite comics I’ve made of nursing from beginning to end. I’m thankful to have had support to nurse my toddler for 2 years.
I’m excited to travel again! Minneapolis for a workshop & conference + bonus trip to Berkeley for an invited workshop. It’s tough to leave my favorite people. But it’s helpful to remember my spouse has traveled a ton since our kid’s birth. And now it’s my turn. So, we got this! 💓
I’m excited to be heading to a writing workshop tomorrow to work on a manuscript about teaching science using comics—and then to give a talk about it!
Hello friends! Welcome, new followers & thanks ☺️I’m Cara, a queer scientist mama who makes autobio science explainer comics. I’m especially fascinated by the making and growing of humans and the biology of motherhood.