Today, we are hearing about something that happens so often to women, and to women in the field, but for some reason, our society doesn't seem to want to talk about. Here is Sanja Hakala's experience with miscarrying a baby while working in the field. Once during an intensive two week field gig I had … Continue reading I had a miscarriage during field work
Periods and toilets
Finding a spot and poppin’ a squat
The first time I had to pee outside was ... an experience. I had grown up in the city and other than a handful of overnight trips at posh campsites with my girl scouts group, I hadn't spent much time outdoors in the heart of nature. For my first field job as an undergrad, I … Continue reading Finding a spot and poppin’ a squat
Periods: Shark bait?
Fieldwork is challenging: it's physically demanding, socially isolating, and usually lacking most modern comforts. For women, LGBTQ+, and members of underrepresented groups in STEM, we are often further faced with a set of unique challenges in the field ... but we don't need to face our challenges alone. Through social media and blogging, we wanted to … Continue reading Periods: Shark bait?