This week’s post written by Jane Zelikova
I got to spend this week imagining a not too distant future of feminist leadership in the climate movement. Surrounded by people I deeply admire, I grappled with the limits of my own imagination - what does the world look like when we fully harness feminist solutions to our biggest problems? What does feminism look like when we elevate the leadership of people who have been pushed to the margins of these movements?
Even with endless Montana big sky over my head and fresh air in my lungs, I realized I have lost my ability to dream, a skill I haven’t had much use for lately, a muscle atrophied by daily tasks, putting out immediate fires, writing another peer reviewed paper, another grant, another job application. A permission to dream is a powerful and scary thing! What does a world look like when women define the metrics of success? What does assumption of expertise look like when its not given by default to men? Who gets to have big ideas in our society when that default is not freely ceded to men?
This week, I am stretching my imagination, I am re-awakening my dream muscles to help envision and bring about a different world. Please join me!
WHAT WE’VE DONE
Shared research on gender equity in medical sciences
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WHAT WE LIKE
Giraffes that can teach us statistics and R
A new generation raising their voices for climate action
Giving new life to old lab equipment
Valuing the work of women of color
Conservation, with a woman’s touch
“Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou
“Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren
“The Optimist’s Telescope” by Bina Venkataraman
IN OUR EARBUDS
Warm Regards- “Empowering Women to Chill Out the Planet”
Where Should We Begin (Esther Perel) - “Motherless Women”
Every Little Thing - “Don’t underestimate the flamingo”
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