Hey everyone, I have very exciting news to share! I’ve just had a major essay published in The Revelator: an amazing and quickly-growing magazine!
This was an intense essay, involving many hours of research, interviews, transcriptions, and writing. It’s about how we can do science communication more effectively by showing our true selves and allowing audiences to connect with us as human beings, and not just experts.
The major source of inspiration for this essay was the late Anthony Bourdain. He was able to make engaging, informative television shows without a bunch of fluff, and he did so be relying on authenticity and human connection; Bourdain showed his guests being themselves, and that made them seem relatable and trustworthy.
Similarly, by encouraging scientists to let down their guards and be themselves during SciComm projects, we can make it easier for the public to connect with them on a level that transcends academic authority.
To read more, click the button below. I’d like to give a big “thank you” to all of my interviewees, and to Ashwin Naidu of the Fishing Cat Conservancy for prompting me to work on this piece.