Wow. Three years. THREE. That’s longer than most academic contracts these days… (Joke! Kinda. Weep. Move on.) It has been three incredible years for women in the Trowel Wielding sciences. On the home front, your fearless anarchic collective have gotten pretty dang busy with life achievements of their own – several babies, some tenure track, and some super exciting new TV programmes – it’s been a whirlwind! But even more impressive are all the things we’ve had the chance to learn, to do, and to see because of the unwavering awesomeness of the TrowelBlazer community, including kicking it at the US Ambassador’s place in London and actually Walking Through Time. Hopefully we’re now getting to a point where we’re going to be able to really give back to the community, with enormous dream projects in the pipeline AS I TYPE. We’re talking bursaries for fieldwork. We’re talking funded training days. We’re talking the incredible generosity of institutions from all over the place allowing us to reset those imaginations.
So, yeah, we’ve done amazing stuff this year, but…
YOU wrote the posts that brought overshadowed lives back into the light!
YOU inspired us to create #RealFossilHunterLottie – a top ten buy in 2015!
(and a top ten member of Brenna’s field team too)
Next up: world domination! We will be at WAC 8 in Kyoto in August/September of 2016, and hopefully in a museum near you with our new exciting collaboration with Prospect Union and the artist Leonora Saunders. There’s tons of other cool TrowelBlazing stuff happening too – like the very exciting new fundraising campaign by Lyme Regis Museum to build their new Mary Anning Wing! You could even reserve your place for their gala black tie dinner where Tracey Chevalier will discuss the inspiration for her fossil-hunting heroine in the award winning Remarkable Creatures – just email Margaret of the Museum Friends for details! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More details to come, but for now, BIG LOVE from your Team – Brenna, Tori, Suzie, and Becky.