In addition to being a postdoc in a male-dominated field, I’m also a belly dancer. My PI found out, and has since taken to sharing that tidbit about me to introduce me to colleagues and other professionals. At a recent conference, he introduced me to a big-wig who visited my poster with something along the lines of “and this is _______, did you know she’s a belly dancer?”
Yes, and I also recently published a very interesting article in Journal X, am currently working on problem XYZ, but who cares right? The fact that I like to dance in my free time is way more important.