I have a a physical disability that causes chronic, widespread pain. When I first got diagnosed, I was so nervous that I wouldn’t be able to have a successful career as a geoscientist because of it. I am making an effort to talk about my experiences to raise awareness, advocate for greater access, and make sure that no one feels the way I did.
You can listen to my story about caving and chronic pain on the Story Collider podcast (audio with transcript).
I am currently working on a video series about Disabilities + STEM, funded by the TwoPhoton small grant fund. The videos will be linked here when they are complete!
I am always happy to speak with other disabled scientists – please get in touch if you’d like to chat.