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Amy
Biology, French, and International Development at Brigham Young University she/her
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Natural History Museum May 22
Today is ! Or to give it it's full title: International Day for Biological Diversity But what is biodiversity? And why do we care about it? A THREAD >
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Amy May 17
Replying to @amyrebeccar
Pro tip: wrap the sandwich in tinfoil for ~5 min before eating and it will be just as soft and steamy I promise ✌
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Amy May 17
In case you forgot why we boycott 👇 Also here is a copycat recipe for the whole sandwich too! If you love CFA SO MUCH that you think it's worth supporting a wildly homophobic company then you can take time out of your day to cook your own damn chicken
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Sasha Grey May 16
Tomorrow is a historic day, The House of Representatives will vote on the equality act which will protect LGBTQ persons from discrimination. I urge you to call your local reps and demand that they vote YES! If you don’t know who your rep is, visit here:
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Third Wave Fund May 16
Abortion should be safe, legal, & accessible to ALL people. We're enraged by the recent bills being passed. We're in in the process of making rapid-response grants to orgs on the frontlines of resistance. In the meantime, here are some orgs you can support right now: [THREAD]
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
There are other ways. University administrators know this, but need to decide that their students are worth more than the obstacles and hassle of changing.
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
I have to say, faced with this situation again, I'm not sure it is worth the sacrifice. No matter how good the opportunity sounds, how important the conference is. I will turn down those things rather than put my family at risk again. Even if they are "necessary for my career."
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
Good thing food is relatively cheap in Thailand, so at least I can eat
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
All this and I feel like I can't even enjoy the internship. The grant money finally came through but I'm STILL in debt bc of interest, bc of prices rising while I waited as long as I could to book, bc of unexpected medical and other expenses while my savings were depleted
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
I also found out my first grad school stipend payment won't be until a month after classes start?? So my partner and I are supposed to quit our jobs, move across the country, and somehow afford exorbitant rent and food with no income? We don't have the financial cushion for that.
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
In the meantime I've had to pay a deposit on an apartment in NJ (3x my current rent), buy food (shocking), take time off from my campus jobs to do the (unpaid) internship I went in debt for, pay hundreds in fees to cancel my husband's flight so he can stay home to work extra
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
On a related note, I'm still waiting on ~1000 in reimbursements for grad school visits. One (1) school gave me forms for direct deposit and processed within a couple weeks. The others insisted on mailing physical checks which have yet to appear.
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
I very consciously applied only to experiences that promised to do that, and backed out of internships that would have required me to pay up front. I had a lot of good experiences but I missed out on a lot too. Once I petitioned for an extension to pay program fees and was denied
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
Before, when I was barely making ends meet on my own, I was able to do other overseas internships but only when they provided housing and food and I had scholarship $ early enough to buy airfare without it becoming a de facto reimbursement
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
I was lucky to have a means of floating that debt without accruing too much interest, plus a partner who works full time and was able to help chip away at it in the meantime. Not everyone has that option. I'm still not sure when my credit will recover.
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Amy May 14
Replying to @amyrebeccar
Those have to be booked months in advance if you want to find something affordable enough to eventually be paid for with the small travel grant you got
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Amy May 14
Even the way stipends/grants are processed often leaves us vulnerable. My credit score took a big hit while I waited for promised grant money to fund my overseas internship as I carried ~8000 in debt. I couldn't wait for funds before getting airfare, housing, etc.
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Amy May 10
Replying to @amyrebeccar
I will watch the show too eventually, but I found out my husband started watching without me several weeks ago and is in S4 and for now I am stubbornly refusing to give him the satisfaction of seeing my reactions while watching for the 1st time
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Amy May 10
I know I'm late to the game but I just finished reading GOT book 1 and this story is wild
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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg May 10
A proposition: Those of us who believe in safe, legal reproductive freedom need to take the label "pro-life" back from those who wish us jailed, dead, or forced to breed. WE ARE PRO-LIFE. Let me make my case: THREAD 1/x
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