Thankfully for the second year in a row I was able to attend the California Association of Museums (CAM) yearly conference! Not only was I able to attend but this was the second year I was a speaker! I am truly thankful for this opportunity. This year’s conference theme was 20/20 Vision. This got me... 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 →
Due to the PG&E shut off, I have to bring my arthritis medicine to work with me. This medicine needs to be refrigerated 24/7 and if it is not then it expires and is SO expensive to replace. Thinking of others who need electricity for their medicine and health needs ❤️
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 →
Curren Read (Day 22 of Museum 30 Challenge)
I have so many books that I have to keep books related to computing history at work. Unfortunately I am not currently reading anything about computing history but looking forward to changing that!
Favorite Object (Day 12 of Museum 30 Challenge)
One of my favorite things to talk about is XEROX PARC and the Alto Computer. This research center was founded in 1970 in Palo Alto, CA. Have you ever used a laser printer, Ethernet, icons (on computer),pop up menus, overlapping windows? If so, you can thank PARC.
Mental Illness and Gun Violence
Below is information that I am sharing from the NAMI Silicon Valley April Newsletter. It lists information regarding mental illness and gun violence. In short, there is a low correlation between a person having a mental illness and an increase risk that they will harm others with a gun. A person with mental illness is... Continue Reading →
Advocacy in 2017 and Beyond
2017 saw the end of a major advocacy chapter for me. This past year I stepped down as the president of the ActiveMinds Club at West Valley College. This is a mental health club on campus in which I had been the president for the last three years. I am happy to say that I... Continue Reading →
Think About Your Thoughts
Each person can start ending stigma against mental illness by first evaluating how they themselves perceive mental health, mental illness and people who suffer with mental illness. What does mental health mean to me? Do I prioritize mental health? How do I view others who are open about their mental health? How do I view... Continue Reading →
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. As cliche as it sounds, this simple sentence has helped me greatly with dealing with depression. For almost two years I suffered with an aliment that I had no idea what it was. I was trapped in my own world of pain. What was the cause? Would I ever get better?... Continue Reading →