How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Forensic Anthropology In a

I’m super excited to write this post because it means I did something really cool! I originally had this scheduled to post two weeks after I returned, but I wanted to compare my experience to some of my friends. It’s been a couple months since I’ve returned from my internship in Limassol, Cyprus with the […]Read More

Regarding the Brooklyn Museum…

If you haven’t heard, the Brooklyn Museum recently appointed a white person to curate narratives and artifacts for African Art. And, I will admit, that I am among the folks confused about this choice. Not because I think that white folks cannot be experts in African Art, but because I considered this appointment to be […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: The Ageless Fashionista

The mass media has many functions, but one of its primary functions is to communicate social expectations or norms. The lack of older people represented in mass media can imply that aging is undesirable. George Gerbner, founder of the cultivation theory, coined the term symbolic annihilation to describe the erasure of certain identities within mass […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: “The Urban Tinkerbell”

Part Two of the “Deviant Beauty Series”     A few days after I met Krista, I sat down with Krystal- a hair stylist and artist. Although petite in size, her presence fills a room. Her hair was a whimsical shade of pink, and, like Krista, her colorful tattoos draw your eyes to her neck, […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: “The Latina Bibliophilic Feminist Bioarchaeologist”

Photography by Damari McBride Photography The sun was barely up when Krista arrived at the studio on a cold Monday morning. A bioarchaeologist and college student working towards her Ph.D., she greeted me with a big hug, even though this was our first time meeting. Her, then, chin length hair and glasses appeared conservative and […]Read More

Introducing a new series about people: “Deviant Beauty”

In our search for beauty ideals and physically pleasing aesthetics, humans have navigated complex social and cultural obligations and expectations that come to represent social norms. The social norms help us to take the temperature of what is acceptable, and in contrast, what isn’t. These norms and ideals change from culture to culture and overtime. […]Read More

Plummer-Vinson Syndrome with Mutilans Rheumatoid Arthritis

I recently came across some strange x-rays of a hand. At first, I thought the deformation of the bone and hand tissue was perhaps due to an accident of some sort, but the longer I looked at the x-ray, the less sense that made to me. After some research, I learned that what I was […]Read More

Paget’s Disease of the Bone

Paget's disease is a disorder that affects that bone remodeling process. The bones that are affected will begin producing new bone faster than it should, and the new bone is usually not quality.Read More

ReBlog: First-Ever LSD Microdosing Study Will Pit the Human Brain

by Daniel Oberhaus Amanda Feilding used to take lysergic acid diethylamide every day to boost creativity and productivity at work before LSD, known as acid, was made illegal in 1968. During her downtime, Feilding, who now runs the Beckley Foundation for psychedelic research, would get together with her friends to play the ancient Chinese game […] […]Read More

You Don’t Have to March to Stand for Science

I remember when the ‘March For Science’ was first announced. I was on board, immediately. I joined the Facebook groups, requested to be informed of volunteer opportunities, and began to pay attention to the communications sent from the march planners. My body was ready. The planners made it a point to put diversity and inclusion […]Read More

Download Free March For Science Posters

I designed a few signs that you are welcome to download and use! These posters are optimized for 18×24 inches and are in PDF. I’ll continue to add more as I think of them. Awesome anthro- themed signs will be coming soon! Let’s defend the integrity of science together! **A special version of the “Can’t […]Read More

The Bones of Fortune: Enslaved In the Cabinet

In the early years of medical practice, it would not have been uncommon for a doctor to have skeletons and other kinds of human remains and soft tissue preserved in their labs and offices. In fact, it’s not so uncommon to see that today. Dr. Preserved Porter, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was no different. Dr. Preserved […]Read More

Reflections on 2016

In that moment, battered, bruised, limping on one leg, head raised, the hero goes towards the beast, for they have "already come through what they've come to." As do I walk towards 2017...Read More

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