Emily Temple-Wood: 'If her name survived this long, that's a huge indicator of her importance.'

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.
Photo by Jason Kruger

Today’s guest is Emily Temple Wood, who recently graduated with degrees in molecular biology and Arabic and Islamic studies from Loyola University Chicago. This fall, Emily will begin medical school at MidWestern University. Aside from her academic achievements, Emily is a prolific writer and essayist on women scientists and is a Wikipedia Editor. She is the creator of WikiProject Women Scientists, an initiative that documents the lives, accomplishments and contributions of women in STEM fields. Now, as if managing this project, writing several essays a week, and attending school full time wasn’t enough, Emily is also the Vice President of WikiMedia DC, and a board member of the Wiki Project Med Foundation.

There’s so much more I could say about Emily, but I’d rather that you listen to our super fun conversation about women in science, online trolls, feminism, botany, and the vanishment of women.

BIO

Emily Temple-Wood is a medical student, feminist, and Wikipedia editor. In 2012 she founded WikiProject Women Scientists, an effort to increase the quality and breadth of coverage on Wikipedia. She writes about women’s health, genetic disease, and astronomy as well. She lives in Chicago with her partner and her cat, and loves any and all Felidae, Mustelidae, and Cephalopoda.

@keilanawiki

Thanks!

Emily Temple-Wood, Elysse Cloma, Jessica Lio, Karina Tapnio, Mitch Lee, Jordan Leask, and Stefanie Rangel.

Music Credits

Intro/outro music: “Rainbow” by Emilie Simon. Remix from the original.

Additional music:

“Jazzy French” by bensound.com

“I Guess So” by Steve Combs. Remix from the original.

“General Mixup March” by the Arthur Pryors Marching Band. Remix from the original.

“Retro Soul” by bensound.com

“New Town Klezmer” by The Underscore Orkestra

“Bloops, Bleeps, Bongos, Brass” by Coconut Monkey Rocket

“Selva Lacadona” by Guadalupe Urbina

 

 

 

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.