and then there was another girlcrush

Talking to a heart surgeon

So today I got the chance to talk to a heart surgeon. I already know her from lectures and I have somehow always looked up to her. #girlcrush

How many hours are you working as a heart surgeon per week?
“80 - 100 hours”

Is a good dexterity a must-have for becoming a heart surgeon?
“At the beginning you will struggle because those with lots of talent are doing great from the start. But you will improve and at the end you won’t see any huge difference between the hard working one or the gifted one.” (What gives me personally some hope, since another heart surgeon told me the same)

How does your chief think about you starting your own family?
“Heart surgery is run by males. Females are still a rarity. I say he (her chief) is  scared of me being pregnant. It is possible - but only having like one child will stretch you to your limits.”

Would you do heart surgery again?
“When I started 10 years ago, everyone I’ve asked said that heart surgery is the best and everything is just awesome. But I wished they would have told me the truth: how time consuming it can be, and how difficult it’ll be to find the right time to start a family. But I still love my profession.”

What would you recommend any med student who wants to pursue a career as a heart surgeon?
“Do a clerkship/rotation at a heart surgery department. Get a little overview about this profession.”

Rose and Sydney - The Power of Lady Friendship

This is something I feel like people just don’t talk about enough and I saw a thing that made me feel and now you guys get to listen to me talk for a long time great let’s get started.

So I know people like to talk about how much Adrian has impacted Sydney’s life and how her friendship with him and her love for him has changed her as a person. And that’s fantastic. I like talking about that too. I’m not belittling what his existence and their relationship has done for her in any way. But I feel like people don’t mention often enough that the very first big catalyst for Sydney beginning her journey to grow into the Sydney we all know today is none other than Rosemarie Hathaway. 

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MCU Ladies Week | Day 2: Unsung Hero | Raina

Who doesn’t like flowers?

Fight me.  At the end of the day, the tiny girl in the flower dress was in fact a hero.  She did some pretty non-heroic things along the way but in my humble and very biased opinion she was never a villain, only an antagonist, and while her being a gorgeous, slightly mystifying woman of color means that fandom at large has never rushed to romanticize her, it makes her just that more compelling.  Raina was self-interested by necessity (nobody else was going to take care of her if she didn’t take care of herself) and chaotic neutral to a fault, but she also wanted to be more, to be special.  Even though a rebuilt SHIELD Wall of Valor probably won’t sport her name and there might not be anyone to plant flowers at the grave she doesn’t have, she went out nobly to help our Daisy grow, and I can’t imagine a more appropriate resolution (if there indeed had to be one, which there did because Ruth got another job, but if that doesn’t pan out I would love a surprise twist not-really-dead!-line) or more beautiful redemption than that.

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MCU Ladies Week | Day 1: Favorite Character | Jemma Simmons

I like following the rules and doing what’s expected of me!

I like all of the ladies in the MCU a lot (other favorites include Peggy and Darcy) but Jemma was mine right from meeting her.  I’d sworn I wasn’t going to let myself fall head over heels in love with another fictional woman for a while, but I couldn’t not fall in love with an impossibly courageous, unashamedly intellectual, entirely awkward, accidentally blunt, sometimes self-conscious, eternally fangirl, very good girl, tiny angel science princess like Jemma, and if it manifests in far too much meta and far too many Skimmons AUs, so be it.  She’s me and she’s what I aspire to be and she’s a precious jewel that I want to protect and make cookies for.