I've always loved art. My attraction to history came much later.
But, I admit I was a bit of a math nerd in high school. Okay maybe a complete math nerd. As that kid, I knew the biggest reason some struggled with math was because of the way it was taught.
I want to encourage girls' interest in STEM subjects and I believe we should teach the joy AND the practical. As an avid reader, then and now, I see novels as a way to accomplish that (and without leaving art or history behind.)
From tracing the Möbius strip in a Time-Life book on mathematics when I was a little girl, to a lifetime of fascination with space, STEM subjects built upon my interest in art and history and introduced me to the world and ideas in a way that opened my mind to endless possibilities.
I want those endless possibilities for every girl.