AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers

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Meet Abigail

If I am being honest, I only got into physics because I was forced to take classes to pursue astronomy. I had a hard time in physics during my undergraduate degree, I found classes boring, unrelated to my life, and the culture of physics toxic - even in a women's college! When I went to graduate school, it was far worse - and the only joy I found was teaching ballet at a local studio and astronomy labs to non-major students. So - I hated physics, hated the culture and the bias and sexism I experienced firsthand, and quit shortly after completing my Masters. …. It's a good thing that is not the end of the story, right??? :)

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