I'm Following:  Mona Chalabi, super cool data sketcher

I'm Following: Mona Chalabi, super cool data sketcher

Thank you, Mona Chalabi, for making statistics cool.

Have you SEEN her data sketches?  I just saw this one and I can't stop scrolling through her Instagram for more.  

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Mona Chalabi is a data editor at Guardian US.  She looks at and analyzes statistics all day.  

 She's also a huge babe.

She's also a huge babe.

This seems not fun to me. 

But, here's the cool part-----> she turns these numbers into hand-drawn infographics, which are funny, surprising, thoughtful, and easy-to-read!!!! 

They range from political....

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 Some of these surprised me!  You?

Some of these surprised me!  You?

To potentially useful...

 Ok.  That settles it.  February is the worst month.  Done.

Ok.  That settles it.  February is the worst month.  Done.

 Well, this is maddening!

Well, this is maddening!

 We're more satisfied with our noses!  That gives me hope!

We're more satisfied with our noses!  That gives me hope!

To just plain peculiar...

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 Perhaps this is potentially useful too?

Perhaps this is potentially useful too?

Chalabi's obsessed with "good data."  She says we're increasingly skeptical of statistics because there's so much bad data out there.  In this TED Talk, she discusses why statistics are really important in making society more equitable for everyone.  She also shares 3 ways to spot bad statistics.  Definitely worth the watch.

Also, this New York Times opinion piece she wrote is all about the time women spend not being single and having wild and crazy party times (I married a younger man, so I don't think I qualify for the 2.3 bonus years, darn!).  Really got me craving a cocktail.

Follow her on Twitter @MonaChalabi and on Instagram @monachalabi.  She always cites her data, so you can be really in-the-know or check her facts if you're finding this stuff hard to believe.   

Which are your favorite?  Can you find the one about cervical dilation?  Makes me feel like a real hero.

 

Cover photo from the Instagram of Mona Chalabi

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