Conference Makeup

I don’t know about you, but when I am packing for a trip I always think way too much about what will happen if things go wrong. This is amplified when I go on professional trips, where looking like tired or sloppy would lower my confidence. This means I put a […]

Typical Kate in makeup, long straight hair worn down, wearing purple earrings

How do I makeup

I am a girly girl. I wear dresses, I often wear makeup, and I have had many friends come to me asking for help with beauty products since starting grad school*. I am no Bianca Del Rio but I think I know a few things I can share. I noticed more […]

Why I publicly identify as a feminist archaeologist

I use this blog and social media to discuss my archaeology career in what I hope is a thoughtful, accessible way. On each of my profiles, I label myself a feminist. I am often reminded that being identifiable online can complicate future job searches, but lately I’ve been wondering if my feminist identification will do the same. […]

Field Hair 322

This week I’m completing the syllabus for the archaeological field school I am teaching starting in May, and it’s got me thinking about field attire. About a year ago, I participated in a women’s issues series on the CRM archaeology podcast where we discussed attire, behavior, and all sorts of things. […]

A new step toward physical and mental fitness

Related to my earlier post about trying to keep my body active and not just my mind while dissertating, I built myself a desk out of PVC pipes and an old shelf to sit above the aforementioned exercise bike. I find myself pedaling fast when I’m thinking but not typing, […]

Exercise for the chair-ridden

Over the past few weeks, since becoming funemployed and working at home exclusively, it’s been a bit challenging to keep up with fitness. Sitting in a chair for too many hours a day, stuck indoors in an area with no sidewalks and single-digit (F) temperatures, my back has been rather […]

Surviving doctoral exams

A friend of mine is taking her doctoral exams soon and asked for advice. I told her I’d write a blog post with what worked for me. The truth is, all you need is to put yourself in turbo like you have every finals week since beginning graduate school. But […]

Delayed adultfriendshiphood

Tonight, after a day full of learning a new artifact cataloguing system for my job, and a night of errands and playing bar trivia, a lot is running through my head. Most days I think about where I’m going and how I’ll make this career work for me; today I’m […]