Anastasia Bernoulli: Each piece I published cost me the silent treatment, being deprived of sleep, and being repeatedly told that I was a horrible partner, an ignorant millennial, and pretty much the worst thing about humanity.
Anastasia Bernoulli: If the Republicans give you Donald Trump or Mike Pence, and the Democrats give you Beto O’Rourke or Joe Biden, are you really about to tell me that the latter two are not vastly superior to the former?
Anastasia Bernoulli: In this format, in which my child is anonymous, I want to remind everyone that you have interacted with transgender people. You’ve shared bathrooms with them. You’ve shared lunch tables with them. You’ve sat next to them in college lectures. Maybe you even played soccer with one.
Anastasia Bermoulli: We have been screwing up for generations in the way that we raise our kids, to the point that we actually have parents out there who think it’s normal for boys to sexually assault girls.
Anastasia Bernoulli: As a person who spent yesterday reliving past trauma and feeling pretty terrified in general, keeping my head in the game is a constant battle. It’s not over. We’re fighting.
Anastasia Bernoulli: We have a maiden-mother-crone situation in our current research, and I don’t know that I have seen anything so beautiful in this entire profession.
Anastasia Bernoulli: From personal experience, by the time a person even tells others that they’re struggling financially, they’ve already sold everything they could.
Anastasia Bernoulli: Apparently, being unafraid to call out a bad situation is part of being leadership material. I have learned valuable lessons from this, and I will continue to learn.
Anastasia Bernoulli: We all need to realize that every one of us has more in common with any given one of these immigrants than we do with the elites who are having them put into cages.
Anastasia Bernoulli: “My mom builds the biggest bridges ever!”, he told a girl sitting behind him. She smiled approvingly. Apparently, when you’re a few days shy of 7, this is worth some street cred.
Anastasia Bernoulli: If you’re someone who thinks heavy equipment is cool, and you majored in engineering because your parents told you that you were too smart to just go work construction all your life, then you need to be in the field.
Anastasia Bernoulli: We have reluctantly reached a station in life and in society, such that when we speak, people tend to listen, and when we show up on a project site, or to a seminar, or a community outreach event, people ask us the questions everyone wants answers to.
Anastasia Bernoulli: We’re a tribal species, and we all think our tribe is the normal one because it’s the one we know best. If we had been born into different circumstances, a different tribe, we would think something else was the normal way.