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My Story Collider Story – Working Twice as Hard


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I must extend a very, very big thank you to Ben Lillie and Erin Barker of The Story Collider and giving me a chance to share my personal experiences in and with science. Story Collider is an amazing program and vehicle for sharing science stories. If you get a chance to attend or participate, then you must do so.  And you can check out podcasts of previous stories and support this amazing work, too. www.patreon.com/thestorycollider.

Here is my story – “Working twice as hard” from the December 4, 2013 show at the Littlefield Theatre in New York City. The theme was the evening was The Dark Side, with each speaker sharing not-so-happy stories about our personal experiences in science.

DNLee About the Author: DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. vzafrin 8:57 am 12/10/2013

    Thank you for this, and for speaking out in general, and for persisting, and for your science.

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  2. 2. DNLee 3:09 pm 12/17/2013

    Thank you

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  3. 3. conticreative 5:27 pm 01/7/2014

    Poignant story. My wife and I listened to it together during our morning time together and we were very moved by it. My wife specifically found it very close to her own experience even though she is a white Canadian in a vastly different business, it was amazing how some of your experiences were close to hers.
    Thank you for making her day. She needed it.

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