I have a friend who is always making up the most wonderful names for his female friends by adding the syllable “stress” to unusual words. My favorite was one he gave me after a nefarious piece of business: underminestress. Believe me, the person deserved it. Anyway, I say all this by way of explaining the word “geekstress” in my post title there. It’s meant proudly and campily, the way my friend uses the modifier.
So: what does a true geekstress look like? We are in the process of finding out!
In honor of all girl-geeks everywhere, as gloriously encapsulated by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Ander’s She’s Such a Geek! (SSAG), Inkling’s decided to host a girl-geek photo competition.
I am totally loving the photo of Leah Grasso in her Lt. Uhurah costume.
What a delicious antidote to that awful U of I calendar crap.
Get busy with your digital cameras and take some lovely geeky photos of yourself. I wish I had a circuit-board corset like Ellen Spertus but I am afraid I have none such geeky garb. I might have an old t-shirt lurking around with an NMR spectrum on it. That will have to do. Hey, I could pose with all three of my theses and my five diplomas/graduate certificates! A certified geek! No, that’s lame. Damn, I don’t have access to any sexy lab equipment. All I’ve got here is my ancient laptop and my new Canon printer. I do have a box full of old textbooks in the basement (every survivor of academe has a box like that). But go look at Louisa Poskitt’s self-portrait with book. Who could match that????