loss of a talented scientist to senseless violence
UC Irvine astrophysics PhD student Jose Antonio Flores Velazquez killed in drive by shooting. Child of immigrants from Mexico. Dreamed of helping his dad retire from construction work.
"Before he died, he submitted a draft of his research paper in which he used advanced supercomputer simulations to interpret telescopes’ observations about the rate at which galaxies form stars"
Sometimes this world is so cruel
In the push to support trans kids (something that’s always needed, btw), there is often an overflowing amount of narratives of trans adults testifying that “they always knew.”
I just want to remind all the people questioning their gender that some people always knew, but some of us didn’t. *I* didn’t. And it’s ok to be only figuring it out when you are older.
I was 35 years and 221 days old when I finally figured it out. Others have been older.
It’s never too late to make the connection.
"There are people who seem to get really offended about gender fluidity or non-binary folks- but those are just people who feel like their gender is is insecure, you know? and in this day and age it *is* important to keep your gender secure. your gender should contain lowercase letters, uppercase letters, at least one number and one symbol"
@fructose_dealer smh, a nonbinary gender is way more secure than a standard one... what are you gonna do, just brute force character guess my gender??? fool, idiot
PhD Candidate interested in dynamical systems and geometry. They/them.
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