Hi 🖖 I've been quite absent here, was dealing with some setbacks related to my studies, the horrid hole that academia can be, and how much work the system needs. Needless to say I've been quite angry, so I was venting on my Twitter and from that seemingly heartless void a very loud and angry #science#community emerged to back me up. The tweets were nice, but the messages I received, the private conversations and support have been truly inspired.
Thanks to this, I was able to turn that anger into resource which guaranteed 10 students will have enough money to cover their conferences/application fees and/or food and transportation for a bit. This gave me a sense of hope that even with my complete disdain and disappointment in the field I love, there is still kindness in #STEM.