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a new zine publication, which is mostly a printed version of this blog, plus comics, plus one article previously unpublished.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?’
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
Interview with Molly Martin
An interview with Kate Braid, retired carpenter and writer
Shop Talk Trade Comics, for construction trade workersA comic book written by and for construction trade workers, from the perspective of one lady electrician. Feminist, insightful, witty, entertaining. 5" by 7" nearly 100 page booklet. perfect as a gift, for yourself or for the tradesperson you know. Now comes with free sticker, personalized note, and … Continue reading SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
how my check engine light is my tarot reading.
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
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.