surly-ramics

  • Activism

    I love Science at SkepchickCon

    I love science and you can help others fall in love too! If you just want to donate or “add your name to the hat” scroll past all the words to the photos of the colorful I Love Science hearts! I love science. I mean it, I really do. Science teaches us about our place in the universe. Science helps…

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  • Activism

    Free the Art

    I have been doing a lot of thinking about the issue of fair use and the issues surrounding censorship since I wrote this post on Friday. I have had conversations with a few people whom I have much respect for, who have helped me to understand where I may have made some mistakes in my handling of the situation when…

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  • Activism

    A Quick Note on Speaking and Acting Up

    I just wanted to pop in and throw my support at Rebecca, Jen McCreight and all the other outspoken people who have been targeted with the ridiculous amounts of trolling and outright hate that we have seen escalate over the past few months. Did you guys hear how they posted my home address with a photo of where I live…

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  • Activism

    TAM Women Grant Update: Matching Donor

    Last week I told you about the Surly Women Grant program that I have started up again so that I can help send more women to The Amazing Meeting in Vegas. THIS week we have a matching donor who has oh-so-kindly offered to help out! For every YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Surly sold this week or up to a…

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  • Activism

    Surly Women Grants for TAM 2012

    Remember last year when I “put my money where my mouth is” and used my mad-Surly-art-skillz™ to help raise money to send women to TAM? I made a bunch of limited edition TAM9 necklaces and I promised I would use the profits to pay for at least one woman’s membership to last year’s event. With an amazing outpouring of support and…

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  • Random Asides

    Ask Surly Amy: Why Not So Surly?

    I met you at TAM and as far as I can tell you aren’t surly. You don’t fit any of these definitions. So why do you call yourself Surly Amy? -Laika I get asked this a lot so here is the history on how I got that nickname. Not much science or skepticism involved in this tale, just some good-old…

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