Christina Introduces Herself.

Picture of Christina aka zizturGuess what, fellow heathens?

The WWJTD blog has added another author – me!

My name is Christina, though some of you might know me from my blog as Ziztur. I’ve written several guest posts over here and am probably most famously known for being the other half in JT’s polyamory escapades. I hail from St. Louis city, Missouri.

JT describes me as the most unique person he knows, though I don’t personally feel particularly unique – I just feel like myself.

I’m educated (I have a doctoral degree in occupational therapy. Primarily I do research, but to avoid ivory-tower syndrome, I also work in the field as a clinician. you can call me Dr. Christina if you like, though I usually don’t go for that sort of thing), atheist (raised secular, I declared myself an atheist after taking an evidence-based research class in graduate school and deciding to apply the principals learned in said class to the god question), mentally ill (I am diagnosed with depersonalization/derealization disorder and attention-deficit disorder), modified (I’ve been tattooed, pierced, suspended, and implanted) am a champion cuddler, and occasionally enjoy writing superfluously long sentences.  I tweet @Ziztur.

As a leisure activity, I enjoy finding the most inane news articles on published scientific research, downloading the actual journal article, and analyzing the content for your reading pleasure.  I especially dig research on alternative medicine or mental illness. As you might imagine, science writers for media outlets rarely get the science correct.

I’m also filled with passionate indignation at how the believing, credulous world treats atheists and skeptics and proudly proclaim my nonbelief to anyone who’ll listen, though I mostly have to hide my atheism at my day job as a clinician (not from my employer, but from my clients). I don’t know if I’d label myself  friendly or firebrand, but… well, I’ll just write a few articles and you folks can tell me what you think.

I am a skeptical liberal ignostic strong atheist existentialist absurdist desirist determinist naturalist ubuntu secular humanist.

I’ll write about atheism, alternative medicine vs science-based medicine, statistics, disability, tattoos, sex (!), the borderlands of science, logic, and unrelated things that catch my fancy and are worthy of your eyes and brain. Sometimes I’ll also do crazy things like swallow homeopathic sleeping pills for Youtube stunts.

Lastly, I love being proven wrong. Being proven wrong gives me prudence to change.

Look forward to seeing more posts from me.

JT and Christina cuddling

JT and I training for the cuddlelympics

 

Reach Christina at Zizturiswrong {at} gmail [dotcom]

…or on Twitter @Ziztur

…or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ziztur

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