I’m a Human Error, And That’s Okay

How to stop imposter syndrome from turning into deserter syndrome

A woman hiding her face behind her hand
Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash

I’ve always been embarrassed about my aversion to maths, and my general phobia of all things statistical. Spreadsheets slick and dripping with data might spark joy in one of my super-smart colleagues, but for me they have all the appeal of an electrified Rubik’s cube. I can’t count the ways this jangles my anxiety, and not just because…



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Benja Gabriel Thurgood

Human error. Non-binary star. In the pocket of Big Alphabet || Writing on equality, sexuality and anxiety