The day has finally come when I am putting ink on paper and publishing my books! Hard Hope is a memoir of updated blog posts, new writings, and art that travel my personal history.
The future does not need to be something we dread, a technological nightmare, or an ecological disaster. We need to have courage to hope, and imagine progress that is not prescribed to us by the stories and visuals we are given.
After reading of the suicide of Daisy Coleman, and the articles outlining how common it is for survivors of sexual Continue Reading
Building environments can contribute to safety by reducing vulnerability to crime and by reducing aggression within occupants. This review draws on a wide range of literature to identify elements of lighting, noise, temperature, layout, and building quality which have been shown to provoke aggressive behaviour (often by increasing mental fatigue, or influencing serotonin production), and which reduce the incidences of crime or violence. Additionally, a discussion on demographic differences in perceptions of safety suggest the importance of a diverse approach to building interventions.
These are beliefs that keep me going when it feels like the end of the world (non religious specific). We Continue Reading
Thirty years ago 14 women in engineering were murdered in their classroom because a man hated feminists. I learned about Continue Reading
Dear Hypervigilance, I get you, but I don’t like you. You came to stabilize my unstable life, but now you’ve Continue Reading
For many of us, feelings are the wild and uncontrolled winds of our internal experiences. Are we aware of them? Continue Reading
Can our biological differences be included in an engineering design process in a way that is factual, helpful and free Continue Reading
In our current culture, bad relationships are extremely common. Nearly 60 percent of young women have experienced abuse, according to Continue Reading