About Olivia

Olivia is a giant pile of nerd who tends to freak out about linguistic prescriptivism, gender roles, and discrimination against the mentally ill. By day she writes things for the Autism Society of Minnesota, and by night she writes things everywhere else. Check out her ongoing screeds against jerkbrains at www.taikonenfea.wordpress.com

Science Communication: #FtBCon liveblogging by @nenfeataiko

Science Communication 12:00 Ben Zikovic and PZ Myers I think we all know who PZ is. But he introduced himself anyway. Bora was on scienceblogs.com for a long time, now blogs editor at Scientific America. Runs somewhere around 50 blogs. Involved with students in science writing programs. Science coverage is mixed. Hard part is getting

Of Spoons and Skepticism: Chronic Pain: #FtBCon liveblogging by @nenfeataiko

Of Spoons and Skepticism: Chronic Pain 11:00 Ania Bula, Stephanie Zvan, Mitchell Greenbaum, Emily Harte, Emily Finke, Chana Messinger Ania describes what it's like to have Crohn's and the pain involved. Emily Finke has a hip displacement and needed reconstruction on both of her hips. This led to pain through her whole life. Caitie has