I’m so glad you’re here! I wrote a bunch of stuff, so why not come in and click around for a while? Gosh, if I had known you were coming I would have written more.

I’m Hope Jahren and this is my blog about interactions between women and men and Academia. I started it in 2013. I haven’t posted to it lately because I’ve been finishing “Lab Girl”. It’s a really good book, or at least the New York Times seems to think so. The book has zero overlap with the blog, I promise. You’ll be able to buy a copy in April of 2016 if you want to. In the meantime, however, there’s a lot of posts here, and I still mean every word of them, so have at it!

Golly, I learned a lot from writing this blog. It’s helped me figure out that people definitely want fundingmight want babies and are sick of feeling like impostors. People also wonder why anyone would want to piss off Nature. Whoa-boy did those posts get read! Not having been born yesterday, I’m halfway done with a post about a well-funded impostor baby who boycotts Nature.

But I also wrote some really good stuff that didn’t get read quite as much. Why not take a gander?

Closest to my heart is the collection of my three comic books … but there’s more. So much more.

I wrote a love letter, a hate letter, a note to your parents, a poem and a recipe for cheese.

I wrote about Marie CurieBecky Sharp, Leonard Nimoy and Carl Sagan.

I wrote about anti-vaxxers and trigger warnings.

I gazed into the bottomless navel that is Twitter and wrote about what I saw.

I wrote about Cream-of-WheatBarbie, my high-school boyfriend and my fingernails.

I told you what to say and what to do when the sexism happens.

I wrote about how the sexism feels and why you don’t mind me talking about it.

I wrote about hopelessnesspredestination and from the perspective of a dog.

I wrote down the stuff that the strict word-count at Nature and the New York Times didn’t let me really explain.

I topped it all off with a self-serving about me page and an even more self-serving contact me page.

Oh and I almost forgot! If you object to anything you find on these pages — even a little bit — I beg you — I AM ACTUALLY BEGGING YOU — to explain it to me in detail within the comments section.

Hmmm …. what else can I say? Oh yes. Thank you for reading. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I don’t know if you realize it, but this is all for you. Every word is for you.