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Mayim Bialik Launches Her Own Website, GrokNation

(JTA) — After acting in two major TV sitcoms, earning a doctorate in neuroscience and gaining a following as an online writer, Mayim Bialik has already accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. But that doesn’t mean she’s stopping anytime soon.

In her next move, “The Big Bang Theory” star and four-time Emmy Award nominated actress launched her own website on Tuesday. The site, named GrokNation – a reference to the classic 1961 sci-fi novel “Stranger in a Strange Land” – will feature Bialik’s commentary on the news, popular culture and personal and Jewish topics.

Bialik has been doing similar writing for JTA-affiliated Jewish parenting site Kveller for five years. She announced and described her new venture on the site.

“When things happen in the world that are outrageous — rape, abuse, immorality, women held to unfair standards — as a writer, I feel the need to write. I want to reach people. I love to touch people. I hope my brain and everything it produces can help someone think differently, act differently, or react differently,” Bialik wrote.

“What I really want to do is share the way my brain works with more people in a more daring and inventive way … I want to get past stereotypes and name-calling and be thoughtful in our analysis of serious and important topics, and I want to really explore how complicated most issues are.”

Bialik, who was awarded her fourth Emmy nomination last month for her work on TV comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” emphasized that she will continue to write for Kveller and that she wants her new site to feature additional voices in the future.

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