The Queen Bee, Tokenism, and Pushing Feminine Away

By Sara Brown Reflecting on eleven seasons as a wildland firefighter, I explore three reasons why women in fire don’t universally encourage more women to join wildland fire by revealing personal, and often uncomfortable perspectives. Reason 1: Creating a Persona to “Fit In.” For the Sake of Safety, “fitting in” with the firefighter culture is … Continue reading The Queen Bee, Tokenism, and Pushing Feminine Away