Issue 23: The Scientific Method

Hey all!
Sorry I didn’t send one out last week. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I was visiting my friend in Boston last weekend, and my sister is flying in this weekend! It’s crazy that I only have two and a half weeks left in New York, and then I chill in Chicago for a month until school starts.
Anyway, for all you geeks out there, here’s some good stories worth checking out.

  • Camille Seaman is a photographer who focuses on nature, the changing environment and the effects of global warming. Her photos of icebergs are absolutely stunning.
  • A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island by Raven Rakia. “There’s a known stench on Rikers Island in the New York summertime. Neither the people incarcerated there, nor the correction officers working there, can escape it. ‘The smell alone would torture you,’ says Candie Hailey-Means, who was incarcerated at Rikers until May 2015. ‘It smells like sewer, mixed with fertilizer, mixed with death.’”
  • One Head, Two Brains by Emily Esfahani Smith. How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self

Have you seen any great articles/multimedia work by women of color? Send them my way. And as always, have a great rest of the week!

-rc