Kate Braid, Inspiring Tradeswoman Pioneer, An Interview

An interview with Kate Braid, retired carpenter and writer

Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades

I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health and addiction in the trades these days. So much so that I frequent the Centre For Disease Control and World Health Organization websites looking for interesting articles and statistics regarding construction workers and their overall relationship to mental health and addiction. I have heard that rates of … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades

Mental Health and Addiction Within The Trades

I recently asked some other electricians, that I consider my peers, what advice they would give to other electrical apprentices.  I got some great advice, such as from Oleg: ‘Take as little time off as possible. Only turn down over time if you have a really good reason. Don't talk about the weird shit you're … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction Within The Trades

Why Roller Derby is Rad, and Why It Means So Dang Much: Feminism and Roller Derby On A Collision Course

Here is a song to listen to while you read this : Roller derby, a women's sport.  When women play it’s called roller derby, and when men play its called mens roller derby.  I have yet to find any other sport primarily featuring women.  Does this make roller derby a feminist sport? To me it … Continue reading Why Roller Derby is Rad, and Why It Means So Dang Much: Feminism and Roller Derby On A Collision Course

Electricity Is Like Water, Flowing In A Pipe, Regardless Of Gender

They say women have less resistance in their bodies than men.  No not the political sort, sillies.  The sort of resistance to slow down the electrical current.  The resistance of a given object depends primarily on two factors: What material it is made of, and its shape.  So really, if a persons body is holding … Continue reading Electricity Is Like Water, Flowing In A Pipe, Regardless Of Gender