My first post about ALDLive17 has GOT to be about my new STEM hero. Aphra Bennet. This bad ass STEM lady is 17 years old, and I’m quite sure she is set to take the STEM world by storm. And soon.
Ada Lovelace Day is a day dedicated to celebrating women in STEM, founded by Suw Charman-Anderson 8 years ago as a blog event telling stories about women in tech. The now international celebration champions women of the past, present, and future, across the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
I first got involved with Ada Lovelace Day in 2013 when I took part in a Wikipedia Editathon. I then co-authored a chapter of ‘More Passion for Science’at about Ati Hermelin. This year I attended the Ada Lovelace Day Live event in London, and the entire evening blew me away! I was excited to be invited, and enthralled from start to finish.
Over 24 hours after sending my email I’ve had a reply. I’m not really satisfied, because I think that a majority on this vote could have taken the issue to the EU with more credibility.
We negotiated with the EU in 2000 and got the tax cut from 17.5% to 5%, and I firmly believe that with enough support and campaigning we could remove the tax completely…across the EU. Why should UK women have more privilege regarding sanitary products compared to women of other EU member states?
I was appalled to read that my local MP (I didn’t vote for him) voted against cutting the so called ‘Tampon Tax’. So I wrote him a letter. Continue reading
A recent experience at work has left me annoyed and curious at the same time. But first I shall set the scene;
Though currently brunette, as a child I had a mess of white blonde hair. I do not consider myself overly vain, though I do have my moments, and I was most put out when a teacher in year 7 referred to me as having brown hair. Being quite a tenacious ‘tween’, I took action and dyed it back to its ‘rightful’ colour. This tradition continued for around 13 years, until I got bored and went back to brunette.