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Nature Reviews Earth & Environment volume 3pages 809–810 (2022)
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Chronic illnesses, mental health issues, and other hidden disabilities can be debilitating, especially in combination with stigmatization and lack of proper accommodations. Breaking barriers in academic systems for those with hidden disabilities demands that personal, institutional and organizational ableist biases are overcome, writes Isabel Carrera Zamanillo.
As a Mexican female environmental scientist with hidden disabilities, I have first-hand experience of many different forms of discrimination in academic and professional spaces. Discrimination that led me to question whether there really is a space for people like me to thrive in STEM settings.
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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Isabel Carrera Zamanillo
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Correspondence to Isabel Carrera Zamanillo.
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