On November 2019 I was a mother of a two-month-old daughter, in maternity leave and with a lot of free time.
I always has the desire of writing about science, when I was in University I was dreaming to write a science communication book. But I never had the courage to do that.
Supported by my partner, I decided to open this blog and the related Instagram page and to write about topics I care about.
In the blog, there are four main sections:
- Science, where I write about food science, COVID-19, but also the chemistry behind everyday aspects (love, rain, coffee, tattoo, sunscreen);
- Parenthood, where I write about children development, various aspects of pregnancy (food cravings, skin modifications), the challenging of being a mother and having a career;
- Women in STEM, where I interview women and female-presenting non-binary people, who succeeded in a STEM field;
- About me, where I write about topics strongly related with my experience, such as my PhD journey and dealing with the loss of my mother because of leukemia.
In this first year I reached 10,000 visits on the blog, which may seems little compared to the big and famous scicomm blogs, but I think it is still a success. I write in my free time (in the meantime I wrote and submit my PhD thesis and started working again full time) and I have no social media manager.
For my success I have to thank you, my dear readers. You helped me realize my dream.
Now, I am curious to know your opinion: which article you liked the best? Do you want me to write about some specific topics?
Please, help me make science really accessible to everyone.