Rachel, over all things this makes me saddest. I think you might already be aware that this is poignant.

I have a daughter, and I fret that although she is undoubtedly bright as you clearly are, maybe STEM will also leave her behind…

Question: are you*really* that bad at Math, is it Mathematics, was it the style you had to conform to?

Because I look at your article, and I see:

- Structure (Math)
- Logic (Math)
- Progression of reasoning points (Math)
- Hard data points A(Math)
- Logical inferences made from the above (Math)
- A skillful construction to final conclusion (Structure, hence Math)

Maybe I’m belabouring the point ;) but my personal bias is that I can see any organised work and ascribe some variant of Mathematical skill embedded therein.

Still think you’re bad at Math?