There Are No Bears

Published at Women in Higher Education on May 31, 2019.

My partner developed a system to help me cope. It’s simple. It’s all about bears. Really. When I started to panic about letting my work into the world (or anything else, minor or major, that I was afraid to do), he would say, “What’s the worst that can happen? It’s not like bears will show up at our door and attack/eat you.”