I met Kelly when I walked into my first year electrical school class room. She was the teacher, to my relief. I was the only other female in the class, and it gave me hope that I wouldn't experience any of the sexism I was so afraid of going into trades, if the person in … Continue reading Kelly Kienleitner, My First Electrical Mentor
Greetings wonderful blog subscribers, random internet searchers, and number 1 frequent visitors! I am excited to announce a new zine publication, which is mostly a printed version of this blog, plus comics, plus one article previously unpublished. Now available in a few different colour covers to choose from! 'WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE … Continue reading ‘WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE ELECTRICIAN?’
Science Fiction short story about an electrician working alone in an field of deer, is surprised to find the deer are more intelligent that she originally thought.
An interview with Kate Braid, retired carpenter and writer
reflecting on my core values, and shamelessly self promoting myself. I'm on a podcast, got interviewed for a sweet new website, I opened a store online, and I'm teaching a workshop on comic making!
SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers Shop Talk Trade Comics, for construction trade workers (WITHIN CANADA)CLICK THIS ONE IF YOU LIVE IN CANADA! Comics to entertain those in the construction trades, inspired by those in the construction trades. One lady electricians take on the trade life. Nearly 100 pages of a 5"by7" professionally … Continue reading SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
Apparently electricians are crazy. They work with electricity, a dangerous form of energy that can kill you! They magically put life into things and go home at the end of the day as though they are JUST average bears. They risk their lives, so the rest of the world can have lights on at night … Continue reading ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT
A short article about workplace gossip, and some notes on trying to stay out of the gossips path.
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
An electrician’s perspective on why joining a union as a tradesperson is the smartest thing you’ll ever do, and why just paying your dues isn't good enough. What’s a union? A labour union is a group of workers who group themselves together to bargain with governments, industry and employers to improve working conditions. Its me, you, … Continue reading Unions, Get In One and Get Off Your Butt. A Trade Workers Perspective.