Growing Up As A Girl Child In America: Part 3

My career in chemistry began early and ended in high school

Amy Sterling Casil
Fourth Wave
Published in
7 min readMar 26, 2024

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Little girl behind chemistry and lab equipment with smoke in the background.
Little girl scientist by Andrey Kiselev licensed from Adobe Stock

It turned out that my daughter would have attended the same elementary school where I started kindergarten, but I couldn’t bear to enroll her. When I visited the school as an adult mother, it was so overcrowded that half a dozen children sat outside of their classrooms weeks into the…

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Amy Sterling Casil
Fourth Wave

Over 500 million views and 5 million published words, top writer in health and social media. Author of 50 books, former exec, Nebula nominee.