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Sometimes the internet is good — at least, to this 8-year-old girl who loves bugs

 

As I hate bugs with every cell of my body, it’s rare that a bug story makes me feel toasty inside. But thanks to Sophia Spencer, an 8-year-old girl who adores bugs, I’m slightly reconsidering my revulsion. See, Sophia just got an author’s credit in a scientific journal called Annals of the Entomological Society of America.Sophia had been made fun of for even being interested in bugs. Other kids called her weird. She didn’t know any other girls who were interested in bugs. Even though I lose all adult functionality when I’m near an insect, I know what it’s like to be a weirdo. I’ve been the only woman in the room for tech press events. I’ve been the only woman DJ on a festival line-up. I’ve been the only woman engineer in a room of……

 

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