Men Only

In the last few days, I’ve encountered some things where men are the only reference point.  Here are some smart people: list of men.  Here are some books you should read: only male authors.  Here are some people to follow on Twitter: only men.  Usually, it’s been men who’ve done this, but not always.  And sometimes those references are to people I know and admire, and sure, read their book or follow them on Twitter.  But also diversify.  Women, smart women, often don’t put themselves out there as much as men, sometimes out of fear, and sometimes out of lack of time, and sometimes out of a choice of what to prioritize.  Find some women to include in your Twitter feed, blog and book reading, and people to seek advice from.

Want some suggestions?  Here are a few:

  • Audrey Watters (@audreywatters)
  • Leslie Madsen-Brooks (@lesliemb)
  • Maggie Powers (@mpowers3)
  • Janet Stemwedel (@docfreeride)
  • Laura McKenna (@laura11d)
  • Lisa Palmieri (@Learn21Tech)

Leave your suggestions in the comments.  I’m always looking for more!

4 Replies to “Men Only”

  1. So, so many. Some tweet a lot. Some don’t. All are amazing.

    Buffy Hamilton: @buffyjhamilton
    Emily Pilloton: @projecthdesign
    Amy Black: @AmyBlackTattoos
    Laura Gariepy: @laurawgariepy
    Melissa Techman: @mtechman
    Keledy Kenkel: @keledy
    Christina Hendricks: @clhendricksbc
    Rebecca Dovi: @superCompSci
    Erin White: @erinrwhite
    Jenny Stout: @JastoutVCU
    Wren Lanier: @heywren
    Tracy Rudzitis: @wagongrrl
    Liz Arum: @lizarum
    Christina Jenkins: @jenksbyjenks
    IdaMae Craddock: @imcraddock
    Carey Pohanka: @capohanka

    There are more.

  2. I’m guessing you’re talking about the ed tech and school library world, but I’ve found that following people in many arenas has made Twitter more interesting and valuable for me. You probably already know the edtech/libn types I follow, but here’s a mixed list, part 1 – part 2 later:
    These people (I have more!) share great ideas and live where tech meets art meets thinking….
    Art Ed: Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun
    Art Ed: Theresa McGee @theresamcgee
    Art Ed: Samantha Melvin @smelvin
    Art Ed: Theresa Gillespie @greeneyegal

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