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Resist; Persist.

11 Feb 2017, 20:51 UTC
Resist; Persist.
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It’s been 20 days since the Women’s March on DC (and the World). Resistance is not futile, but persistence is hard.
Earlier this week I shut down Twitter while trying to get some work done. Messages were flying so fast it was bogging down my system – and here I mean my computer not my head, although both may certainly have been true. When I turned things back on I was inspired by the stories flying past with the quote, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

These words resonated somewhere deep inside me. I know that part of what drives me is the desire to follow my passion while proving wrong all my detractors. That physics teacher I had junior year who warned me that I shouldn’t try and go into science, who explained he was giving me a C to prevent me from persisting…. I’m apparently still angry about that, and that anger fuels me as I persist in finding ways to stay in science.

While I personally fight to find funding to keep sciencing, I have to acknowledge that there is a much bigger fight that must be fought – ...

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