Happy Pride Day and Pride Month! We are grateful that we get to work with such a diverse and wonderful group of artists, scientists, and science communicators every day. Today, we wanted to highlight a couple of members of the Lifeology community.
Fun fact: did you know the Pride Flag originally had 8 stripes? A turquoise and a hot pink stripe used to also join the red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, and violet colors that are on the flag today. The hot pink stripe was dropped because of a shortage in hot pink fabric and the turquoise was dropped as a solution to a flag pole that was obscuring the turquoise stripe; changing to an even number of stripes would solve the issue. The flag that we know today with 6 colored stripes was born! Learn more about the flag designed by Gilbert Baker here.
Keep reading to meet a few Lifeology community members. Follow them on social media and give their work some love!
I’m Gaius, a visual storyteller and multimedia communicator. Oh yeah, I’m also a trans* non-binary queer, and that life experience colors my work in many ways. I’ve often been told that I see things in unique ways, but what I love is to challenge myself and push my boundaries as a storyteller.
To me, the story comes first in any piece. And stories come in all shapes and sizes. We are all storytellers. My specialty lies in the translation or embellishment of those stories into visual media. My time in art school and film university taught me many storytelling skills, but sometimes you learn more through necessity.
As I pursued my PhD in Cancer Biology, I honed those storytelling skills to help me understand my own research. It taught me to pull out the high level concepts while also empowering me to find gaps in knowledge. And, somewhat unexpectedly, my peers were excited to work with me to tell their stories as well.