In addition to my scientific research, I am working on a few different communication and outreach projects.
Stories about disability
Skylar Bayer and I are looking for true, personal stories about what it’s like being a scientist who have to adapt field work or other kinds of work because of disability or a medical condition, including mental illness. We know this is a broad description, but if you think you have a story to tell, we would love to hear it. We are still making firm plans, but we hope that this project will become a series of articles or a book of short stories and hope to pay contributors.
We have collected an initial set of story pitches, but if you are interested in contributing and didn’t get your pitch in yet, contact Skylar Bayer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gabi Serrato Marks (email@example.com). Your name and contact information and story will not be shared with anyone else while we collect pitches.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome series
I’m helping Natasha Lipman with a series on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, acting as a fact-checker and researcher. You can read the first blog post here, which is all about EDS basics.
Fresh Pressed Science
A virtual, weekly journal club that Susanna Harris and I host! Currently on hold, but you can still see our episodes here:
STEM + Disability Video Series
I received a grant from Two Photon Art to produce a series of videos on science and disability. You can read more about my project on the Two Photon website, or check out the introductory video below: