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Meet Lori Stephens, Part 2

Meet Lori Stephens, Part 2

Challenges... To sail onboard M/V Logos Hope we traded our house in Texas for a cozy 200 sq ft cabin. Moving our young family of 4 onto a ship is not quite as glamorous as it sounds, but at the end of the day, our fulfillment in the work the ship is doing outweighs...

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Meet Lori Stephens, Part 1

Meet Lori Stephens, Part 1

When you think of working on the water, oil and gas, shipping, cruise lines, tugs, fishing, Navy, and  Merchant Marines come to mind. So, what if you decide none of these options or others work for you? Well, that is what happened with Lori Stephens. She wanted to...

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Meet Joy Hall

Meet Joy Hall

Please meet one of our amazing mentors in the MentorSHIP program, Joy Hall. She is the Marine Training Director for a U.S. tanker fleet. She develops and ensures the compliance of the marine training programs for 325 employees.  Before transitioning ashore, she sailed...

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Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Kim is one of the few transwomen in the offshore sector globally. Her path has not always been an easy one. Remembering the beginning of her transition Kim recounted, “The first day I went into work socially transitioned was perhaps one of the hardest days of my...

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Meet Kim Asher, Part I

Meet Kim Asher, Part I

When I think about Kim Asher the first word that comes to mind is advocate. Before I explain why, I would like to take some time to introduce you to this amazing woman. This will be a two-part blog series. Kim has worked in the offshore industry for 12 years now....

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Podcast

Meet Marine Biologist Claudia Erber, Episode 112

Meet Marine Biologist Claudia Erber, Episode 112

Meet Claudia Erber In episode 112, Christine chats with Claudia Erber, a Brazilian marine biologist living in Norway. Since 1996, Claudia has been involved in various projects relating to the environmental impact of the energy industry on the marine environment....

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Pregnancy Update & New Hosts! Episode 110

Pregnancy Update & New Hosts! Episode 110

In episode 110, Ally shares more about her pregnancy journey as she approaches her baby's due date. As Ally prepares for her maternity leave, she introduces listeners to Christine MacMillan and April Killian, new hosts for the Women Offshore podcast. Get to know...

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Meet Elijah Herman, Episode 109

Meet Elijah Herman, Episode 109

The Women Offshore community has always been proud of its diverse members and representing those with marginalized gender identities and expressions. In episode 108, hear from a member of our Women Offshore community named Elijah Herman. Elijah graduated from the...

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Yoga on the Helideck

Yoga on the Helideck

In the summer of 2020 I was kindly asked to do a double trip as Kazakhstan closed the borders. It was quite new for all of us, and everyone was affected in different ways. My best way to cope with stress is yoga. I have been practicing yoga since I was at university...

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In Need of an Energy Boost?

In Need of an Energy Boost?

As your hitch offshore goes on your energy level slowly depletes. The shifts, the demands of your job, the socializing aspects, and the lack of days off duty, they all take their toll on your sleep. It’s hard to stay focused and energized. Thankfully, there are ways...

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A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

How to fall asleep and stay asleep - a yogic hack. When you’re offshore, your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep is dramatically impacted. The 12 hour shifts, the night shifts, the changes of shifts half-way through your hitch, can play havoc with your circadian...

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Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s talk about self confidence to achieve your goals. Think of your life as the vessel, and you have “the conn,” meaning you are in control of your vessel. What you’re not in control of are the adverse effects on the vessel; winds, currents, shallow depths, etc. You...

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Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Early in my career at sea, I joined an old feeder vessel in Jordan. I was on one of the smallest and oldest vessels in my company’s fleet. Due to its size, it traded in the Red Sea only between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I was a bit nervous before joining because...

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