If you have a conversation with healthcare workers that made it through the pandemic without rage (or fear) quitting at some point, you’ll pick up on a few patterns. First, you’ll notice the very clear signs of burnout and exhaustion. To be frank, that was present in most of us…


How Pandemic politics made me leave my career in the clinical laboratory

Back in January, in the middle of the biggest surge of the Pandemic in our region, a conversation that began about election fraud grew into something even more disturbing.

I work as a Laboratory Technician, and ran hundreds of Covid-19 RapidID Tests. I live in a very conservative area so…


When the FDA released emergency authorization for the Pfizer BioNTech mRNA vaccine, many people automatically decided they would wait because of “how quickly” the vaccine was developed. …


A review of the latest bestselling feminist mythology retelling

The long awaited mythological retelling has finally arrived and it doesn’t disappoint!

Jennifer Saint’s long awaited debut novel “Ariadne” has arrived and I’m happy to say that it is one of my new favorite mythology retellings! …


As someone who is beginning a new career in writing, I have been craving books about the writing process, looking for signs I am on the right path and, of course, validation of my own process as a writer. There is a particular kind of vulnerability when it comes to…


The “Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner was a light, quick read. The lovely cover art and synopsis caught my attention as something that could be a really great. Unfortunately, while I liked it enough to finish it, I didn’t love it. This type of historical fiction can fall into the…


It appears Greek myths are making a comeback in the literary scene with a twist that is long overdue. A majority of these retellings are feminist perspectives of the women in the ancient world, or at least they are marketed as such. I would like to point out that saying…

Olivia Walters

Olivia studied Chemistry at College of the Sequoias and worked as a Lab Technician for 5 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

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