I am a failed industrial designer, who ended up completing an undergraduate degree in economics, political science and philosophy. I did my graduate studies in philosophy. I am currently working in the field of international education.
I also use technology in strange & interesting ways. I have a real interest in terms of how technology, gender, sexuality, education and studying abroad intersect. For me technology should be an enabling tool (maybe this is also why I sometimes use / approach tech in non-traditional manners). Also, I tweet too much!
I believe the world is complex and to better understand it we need to approach the world in an intersectional manner.
It is a novel about a girl school on Raxter Island, which is under quarantine, because of the outbreak of a mysterious disease. The disease physically changes the girls… (while the girls at the same time is coming of age). The central part of the story turns around the relationship between three friends: Byatt, Hetty and Reese. The story also speaks to many other things like our interaction with the environment, climate change and authority. (The book did remind me of the Southern Reach Trilogy of Jeff VanderMeer, at least in terms of certain themes.)
I definitely would recommend it!
Because I think I’d been looking for it all my life – a storm in my body to match the one in my head.
I don’t have really much to say these days, but the following tweet thread from Mekka Okereke just really blew me away. If you are working with students you should properly read this and take this to heart.