A couple of days ago, in the United States, was Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that most people spend by reflecting on what they are most thankful for. Right now I am most thankful for my health. This past year was a struggle for me, especially my mental health. I spend most of last year focusing... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was the last day to see the Thinking Big exhibit on Ada Lovelace at the Computer History Museum. This exhibit focused on writings of Lovelace that showed her great ideas for computers in the future. In the middle of the 1800s she was thinking about how computers/mathematics can be used to study inside the... Continue Reading →
Museums have an inclusion problem, meaning, many don’t feel welcome in museums. It’s tough to get into the museum field to begin with, lack of representation in the field and exhibits, and lack of accessibility. But many museums are trying to change. The Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo is redesigning their place to be... Continue Reading →
The main thing I make sure to have with me while exploring a museum is comfortable shoes (and my glasses)! Shoes support me so I can spend as long as I want soaking up the goodness of the museum.
Museums can be such a powerful force in their local communities and in creating community. I was moved by this display in the Oakland Museum of California exhibit Queer. California. Visitors were encouraged to share friends, resources, organizations etc that helped them in their journey. Such a moving display of community and a reminder that... Continue Reading →
Who Am I
Who am I? What a loaded question and one I am still trying to figure out. But in terms of museums.... -I believe in the power of museums to change lives -I believe that museums can be anything and any where -I wish to have a career working in museums but right now that is... Continue Reading →
My Museum. All museums are my museums. I don’t like the idea of museums competing with one another. Each one is needed. Museums should work together.
World Mental Health Day
I struggle with mental health. I’ve learned the hard way the connection between mental and physical health. Invest in your mental health because you’re worth it. I remind myself of this every day. And we really need to end the stigma around talking about mental health. Stigma causes people to suffer and for others to... Continue Reading →
Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween
Today I spent a little more time decorating my place but also researching Halloween inspiration for my shopping this weekend. I’m short, Dollar Tree hacks are amazing. The last picture I call my human sacrifice corner.
Another Day with Arthritis 9/28/19
When your knee decides not to work today. Another day with arthritis.
Last weekend was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I've always been fascinated with space. To me it is very inspirational to learn about accomplishing things that for so long seemed impossible. Space exploration shows that the possibilities are endless and the horizons stretch to infinitely. In the past couple of years I have... Continue Reading →
Getting Gas: How Arthritis Affects Me
I hate getting gas! For one it’s difficult for me to get the gas cap off so I have to use a wrench to give me some help. Also I usually go to Chevron since they tend to have newer stations so the pumps are easier to handle for me. I want to cure arthritis... Continue Reading →