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.
Travel reflections, part 1: some observations about Brighton, UK. Also, not pictured here, but don’t even get me started on how civilized the bathrooms were. Okay, that’s all for now as I reacclimatize to American life.
Some of my favorite moments from the final day of #GM2019 #GraphicMedicine. I’m not satisfied with my comic depiction of MK, so sorry about that!
I’m headed home from #GM2019 via Dublin -> DC. Thanks, y’all, for an amazing experience. I learned so much, loved meeting so many people, & feel so motivated to make progress on my book.
My bag is substantially heavier (read: it’s stuffed to capacity)—thanks to some books, a few rocks (pebbles, I believe they’re correctly called), and a few gifts for my family. But my soul’s feeling bouncy & fantastic. Thanks for filling my tank, #GM2019 ❤️
At #GM2019, I saw some amazing queer hairstyles & eyeglasses. Here’s a small sample. I can’t begin to do them justice. I love the grey that’s popping up in my hair—and I’ve been daydreaming about a bright streak of color sometime in the future. So, seeing so many fabulous hair colors is fun 🌈
A quick sketch of some of the highlights from presentations at #GM2019 #GraphicMedicine yesterday. I appreciated these insights from @meg_john_barker @zaraslattery @mkczerwiec and @thebookofsarahlightman
A comic about yesterday. Brighton continues to charm & #GM2019 is delightful and thought-provoking.
@coupdegracefarris is the best at on-the-fly comic depictions at conferences. I aspire to her ability to capture moments like this. Thanks for making this comic rendering of me ☺️
I’m excited for #GM2019 to begin tonight! I’m giving a lightning talk about using #graphicmedicine for #scienceliteracy —and my own journey there. I can’t wait to see all the talks 🤗
Day 2: my favorite part of today was drawing at the beach. Except, major fail, I forgot sunblock. I also realized that I should’ve saved my money—because rocks, best toddler gift ever. Barring sticks, of course. 😂
PS. I did not buy my toddler matches, just a cute doll in a matchbox-like bed.