I was recently featured on a podcast called Alone Together. This podcast is all about the meaning of loneliness as inspired by the pandemic. You see, there was a psychologist who studied the physiological impact of loneliness on the mind and body. It can be surprisingly damaging. I was super psyched to be interviewed for an episode on mathematics.
My cross stitch designs started with 15 mathematical pieces published on April 1st, no joke. They were a stockpile of bookmarks that came from my imagination. A way to celebrate maths through one of my favorite hobbies. I’ve used these designs effectively in my mathematics advocacy work.
Hi everyone, I’ve written on this blog for more than a year now. I never acknowledged any anniversary. I started writing in 2018. I did so with much trepidation. I had picked up the URL beautyofmathematics.com but I didn’t know what to do with it. I often thought of passing it on to some organization. I didn’t feel qualified to write on the subject.
- Updated on July 31, 2021
- By Suzza Silver
One of the ways that I self-care is to design mathematical cross stitch patterns. The circumstances we are currently in require that we stay at home and social distance. It is a stressful and uncertain time all around the world. I have an anxiety disorder and depression and staying indoors it is easy to ruminate and have panic attacks. Yet, when I am cross stitching that disappears. It requires so much concentration to follow a pattern and count stitches. It doesn’t leave me a lot of time to worry. The other way that I am practicing self-care is staying in touch with friends over video chat. We have been keeping up our regular game nights.