“Popular culture would have you believe that to study science, let alone physics, you must possess a specific set of character traits. For the most part, these stereotypes mean the ideal prospective science student is anti-social, computer-like and nerdish beyond comprehension.”
“Is it cheating to realise, while dating a man, that you are also interested in women?”
“There has never been a more irritated description hurled at me than one denoting pretentiousness.”
I could never have imagined that I would date a person with a completely different cultural experience to me.
An anonymous money diary.
“I have the sensation that we are talking about the same things but in different languages …”
“The analogy of the ‘bubble’ tends to be employed to describe being sheltered and can be viewed as a negative thing. For me, however, it was an empowering experience.”
“I loved being able to tell people: ‘I’m going to study law at the Australian National University.’”
“I felt invisible and very in the spotlight all at once. I played that memory game in my head.”
“They stopped, scrunched up their noses, and my brother quickly said: ‘Girls can’t take their shirts off – only boys!’”