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Why I stopped faking it

When I was in grad school I felt like I wasn’t good enough and at the same time that I deserved to have it all – perfect grades, grants, awards, fantastic publications, a great social life and a happy family. My … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on networking – my two cents

It’s been five years since I received my PhD and I think I might be starting to enter a new phase in my career. For those of us without the imposed timelines of “K” and “R” awards career staging can … Continue reading

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Advice to young women: don’t laugh

“Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh.” -Amy Poehler This is some great advice from one of my favorite feminists. I’d like to extend this advice to young women in an academic or professional … Continue reading

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Decision point

I was 25 – three years out of art school, living in Brooklyn, doing odd jobs – when I found something that looked promising on craigslist. An art space down the street from my Bushwick apartment was looking for interns. … Continue reading

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Strengths. Weaknesses. And Faking It.

Wonder Woman–oh how incredibly appropriate for this post! source: http://dramyneuzil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/so-try-that-power-pose.jpg I had the pleasure of attending a networking event last month. It was focused on how to find, develop and discover what you can gain by leveraging strengths and natural … Continue reading

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