Guest Bloggers

Science has an Image Problem

Science has an Image Problem

This post is written by Mad Art Lab contributor Seelix, aka Emily. Emily is a Science Communicator, Forensic Anthropologist, Costumer and QA Analyst, sometimes, but not usually, all at once. Emily can usually be found lurking in dark corners of the internet as Seelix on Twitter, on Google+ and even occasionally at her blog This View of Life.   One of the joys of being involved with one of the... »

(Guest Post) Laverne Cox IS a Woman: Facts are Not Subject to Feelings.

(Guest Post) Laverne Cox IS a Woman: Facts are Not Subject to Feelings.

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Hel F. Kiernan, is what should’ve been published in the Chicago Sun-Times instead of the transphobic and bigoted nastiness that was. *** The anti-transgender screed, “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman,” recently published in the National Review (and briefly republished in the Sun-Times before it was pulled due to entirely reasonable public outcry), ... »

Guest Post: What is Precision Medicine?

Guest Post: What is Precision Medicine?

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Kavin Senapathy, who also blogs over at Grounded Parents. Below, she explains the role of genetics in the developing field of customized medical treatment.  *** Imagine traveling to a parallel universe and also several centuries from the future (if you read this blog, you probably daydream about this regularly.) Now let’s say you end up at a golf... »

Guest Post: I Will Not Be Quiet About Calling Out Misogyny

Guest Post: I Will Not Be Quiet About Calling Out Misogyny

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post by Samantha Merrill is one of many powerful stories that have come out since the Isla Vista shootings. #YesAllWomen.  *** Note: Edited to add a TW for Domestic Violence. I’ve been a proud, outspoken feminist for a long time now. I have no problem talking about the injustices women suffer on a daily basis. I add my voice so that maybe I can help m... »

Let Trans Artists Tell Trans Tales

Let Trans Artists Tell Trans Tales

This is a guest post by Dori Mooneyham that was originally posted on Mad Art Lab. Dori is a bi, poly, trans woman studying counseling and psychology in Texas. She’s also the host of Secular Shethinkers, a podcast and blog about social justice and fangirling from a non-religious perspective. In the past year or two, society has seen a big shift in how trans people, and trans women specificall... »

Guest Post: Vibrams Aren’t The Only Shoes Lacking in the Science Department

Guest Post: Vibrams Aren’t The Only Shoes Lacking in the Science Department

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is courtesy of Smashley, from Mad Art Lab. If you’re a runner, walker, or just a general shoe-wearer, you will enjoy this post about the pseudoscience of footwear (specifically, those funky toe shoes).  *** By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the class-action lawsuit and subsequent settlement involving Vibram, the Italian company that makes those... »

Guest Post: On Being a Defiant Athlete

Guest Post: On Being a Defiant Athlete

Editor’s Note: Shaunta is back! And this time she is sending a message to her younger self, about regrets and growing up, and also the difference between an athlete and an exerciser.  *** If my life was reduced to data and stretched out in a timeline, there would be several delineating markers. Before and after my parents divorced when I was eight. Before and after my father went to prison w... »

Guest Post: I am No One’s Good Fatty

Guest Post: I am No One’s Good Fatty

Editor’s Note: Shaunta is back! And this time she explains why the expectation of being a “good fatty” is hurtful and unproductive. Right on! *** When I first started writing about Health at Every Size (HAES), I spent a lot of time talking about my blood. Nearly every post I wrote included a paragraph listing my “numbers,” like credentials on a resume. My cholesterol is 125. My b... »

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