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a new zine publication, which is mostly a printed version of this blog, plus comics, plus one article previously unpublished.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?’
Colleen is why I have my current job as a maintenance electrician. And not because I knew her, but because we were connected through the woman’s group at our union hall. When she saw her workplace was hiring, Colleen sent the job application to one of the women in the union’s women in trades group, … Continue reading Interview With Colleen Ryan, First Woman To Work At The Dockyard
Sue Doro, and the e-magazine for and by tradeswomen, called Pride and a Paycheck
I discovered the wonderful Susan Eisenberg more recently when an online performance by and for women in the trades was being organized, and there was a callout for performers. I thought, oh hey, maybe this is an opportunity to do some stand-up comedy, and I answered the email. Susan was the main organizer, and she … Continue reading Susan Eisenberg, Electrician, Writer, Poet, Artist
Whats up mother fuckers! I always wanted to address a room like that but I'm too polite. Maybe one day it will be how I open a book, or a stand up comedy show. Maybe, also if I was being truer to me, I would probably say whats up father fuckers, or maybe just fucking … Continue reading Dating Advice From A Female Electrician
Interview with Molly Martin
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!
New merch site launch! You can now get Secretlifeofanapprenticeellectrician art put on almost anything! Stickers, cell phone cases, pillows, tshirts, water bottles, mugs! check out the online store!