Girl Geeks Share Their Stories

Such a Geek

Editors Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders solicited stories from women “nerds” and “geeks” over the internet and received submissions from lady geeks who grew up interested in science, technology and other non-traditional fields for women. The resulting anthology, She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology and other Nerdy Stuff, includes contributions from women working in computer science, game design and scientific research, including Kory Wells, a writer and computer scientist whose mother encouraged her dreams of becoming an astronaut and a computer programmer, Roopa Ramamoorthi, a scientist with two doctorates who encounters the assumption that “real” scientists are men and that the women work for them as technicians, and Mara Poulsen, a game designer who discovers “the great conundrum of the video game heroine: Why, if she’s out clashing with the bad guys, would she be wearing an outfit that exposes most of her vital organs?”

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January 22, 2007
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