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
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
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!
Workers Without Borders, a few neat none-profits you can put your trade skills to work with! There is a place in every trade persons’ heart for sharing their skills and knowledge with others. It feels good to be able to say; ‘I can make that happen’, and then to demonstrate. And that is why working … Continue reading SHARING POWER WITH THE WORLD BY SHARING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
I was a pain in the ass apprentice. Not so long ago I was an electrical apprentice. It took me 6 years to complete the 6000 hours of workplace experience and 40 weeks of schooling. I had good days and bad days, and made some friends along the way. I also met some people I … Continue reading I Was A Pain In The Ass Apprentice.
I would like to take a moment to discuss frequency. In electrical, frequency is defined as the number of cycles per second that an alternating current will change direction (measured as a Hertz, the symbol used is HZ, and is named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz, the first to broadcast and receive radio … Continue reading Frequency
It’s a weeknight at around 7:00 PM, somewhere in a sub-urban neighborhood, sheltered by commercial box stores and busy sidewalk lined streets. I can hear traffic, and smell food cooking. We are outside a pub, and I am listening to a few other women carry on a conversation about motorcycles, because they like to ride … Continue reading WOMENS COMMITTEE, TREEPLANTING AND LOVE
When I plan my day, I have the distant future imbeded in my peripheral vision. When I walk the dog, I look ahead of me down the side walk, and I march her along next to me, like a slave driver. She is good to me, my dog. She reminds me there are other directions. … Continue reading Tunnel Vision
I love my job. Driving to work I have a great time looking forward to working as an electrician. There are a lot of sexy terms in the electrical trade. Such as, if I ever worked with someone attractive I could try to use electrical puns to get into their pants. Pun my way into … Continue reading Sexy things, and repulsive things
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