WHY SCIENCE NEEDS PEOPLE WHO CRY

Too sensitive for science?

At various points along her wide and varied career path as a scientist, actress, and teacher, Emily felt that she didn’t fit in. She was often confronted with the idea that perhaps she was “too creative, too emotional, or too sensitive for science”. In this talk, Emily looks at the history of crying, how it became stigmatised, explores the value of emotions and why it’s beneficial to cry. She discusses how emotional openness can lead to three Cs; Compassion, Collaboration and Creativity – qualities that are as essential in science, and indeed any workplace, as they are in life.

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