Sat between Kavin Senapathy and Myles Power, I watched this passion project of mine with a room full of people for the first time. I’m not going to try to play it cool and say that I didn’t feel some feelings watching it, even though I can’t really count the number of times I’d seen it prior to that morning at QED. It was that feeling of pride in seeing an idea grow and become reality, and the hope that this little film could grow wings and contribute to a movement of critical thinking and rational thought.
I’m writing this the day before I head to CSICon in Vegas for the US premiere of Science Moms. Again, I’ll have the privilege of watching the film with several of its stars (Jenny! Kavin! Layla! Alison!), as well as many people who have supported this project from its inception. My hope is that this is the beginning of the next phase of Science Moms - that the ideas put forth in the film could transcend the screen and contribute to a new parenting narrative.
Many of you who are reading this have likely followed this project for a while, and to all of you, I want to say thank you. Contrary to what Twitter trolls might say, projects like this one, and others in the realm of scicomm and skepticism, are fueled not by industry shillbucks, but by the passion and support of people like you. So, again, thank you.
*To anyone who has never been to QED, the socializing aspect is reason enough to attend. Because sometimes you need to end up spending hours of quality time with a group of awesome weirdos, eating samosas and chips on the streets of Manchester at an ungodly time of night.