I am the ultimate mama's group drop out....sigh....I always have such high hopes....but no peers for me.
But I want a woman I can go jeans shopping with, talk about politics, our kids, you name it....sigh....well atleast my dh has one
Oh and and all the other myths of the gifted.
You'll have your pick of jobs (lol no, companies hate outside the box thinkers)
that being female and gifted will turn me into Margaret Thatcher...
Yep, and yep and yep... do we need a GT-mamas thread in "finding your tribe"?
There is a place in the world for us, though ;-> an e-mail list called GT-adults. Not the same as face to face interaction, but whole heaping loads better than nothing :-D
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with " subscribe " in the subject
Note: this is *not* a crunchy-list, an AP list, or even a parenting list, though those topics may come up from time to time. It is a list for gifted adults to discuss being "Cheetahs in a world of lions" (to steal a metaphor from Hoagies)
and to kick back and enjoy making obscure jokes, playing on each other's words, and <gasp> socializing with our true peers (see, you don't need school for that!) <LOL!>
There are a wide range of IQ levels represented there from the "I just barely squeaked into the gifted program in my school" to a few who simply can't be measured accurately, they're so high. We all usually play nicely together. (But we are human, so tempers can flare) and the moderation policy is a *total* breath of fresh air compared to <koff> some places I could mention.
Since the overall range is so wide, we tend to have a lot of offlist conversation with our near-peers.
I will note, however, that the absolute only entry requirement for this list is hard and fast and inviolable.
You only belong there if you feel like you belong there. Lots of us have a whopping dose of "impostor syndrome" which is marked by thoughts like "If I'm so bright, how come I do such stupid stuff" and "If I was really that smart, I'd be Margaret Thatcher" (or "gainfullly employed", or "able to make friends", or whatever).
There is no IQ requirement. There is no test. No one will bite. And I would desperately *love* to have more like-minded women there to balance out the predominance of the male and the childless ;->
I don't normally spam people about it, but <ahem> it seemed like it might be well received here ;->