Hi! I love your blog ☺️ Do you have any tips for someone who wants to pursue math while being female, lgbt+, and having mental health issues and imposter syndrome and who just under-achieved in their math final? (I mean, I still did good but I know I can do *better* - it’s so frustrating when your brain is at 1/2 your normal capacity!)
This ask came in forever ago and there are so many things I want to say to it that I just haven’t been able to figure out how to say them all. So I’ll say some and throw it in my drafts for further musings later.
The way to deal with having an identity that’s underrepresented in your field is to make friends and especially find mentors with those identities, or at least with other underrepresented identities. And find historical role models too. Just don’t be alone.
And you’re already not alone. I mean, you found me.
Sorry I take so long to respond to asks that make me think really hard. Shoot me a message to possibly interact with me more efficiently, like, maybe. Depends how I’m functioning. Oof.