Is there anything political about the way you dress?
I dress to be who I want to be seen as, even though I’m in a STEM profession and should probably try and dress more like the way people think I should look.
Instead, I am in makeup, high heels, ankle pants, wrap dresses, bright colours, and happy to do so.
I am a feminine STEM’er, and for years I thought that was just NOT DONE for smart girls and brainiac women (see: dressing like a sexless jellyfish), but I’ve since realized that you can do what you want and break stereotypes.
If people want to think of me as a brainless ornament (yes, these are exact words used by a new office mate behind my back), so be it.
I know I’m not, and that’s all that matters.
Once they get to know me & I have a chance to prove my brain, they’ll see that I’m not either.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey