Three easy steps to begin to fix the problems with WFC. Mandatory codes of conduct and accessibility policies, improved communications, and incorporation of the parent organization.Read more
Silencing Tactics and You
There are few things in life more fraught than talking about what makes us who we are in public–and even more so if those things are also sources of oppression or marginalization. Something that often compounds that vulnerability are tactics designed to shame or bully people into silence when they do speak out–even if they are only sharing our lived experience and not calling anyone out.Read more
Four Steps to Help Get Twitter Under Control
I don’t think it’s much a secret that I love Twitter. But, recently, Twitter has also become a massive source of stress for me and I had to figure out some ways to manage it.
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Her Story?
Like nearly everyone else in my corner of the internet, Hamilton has completely gotten its hooks into me. A musical based on history where the women are as important to the plot as men? Where they have agency and make their own choices It shouldn’t be so revolutionary and yet: here we are!Read more
The Fulcrum and the Spire
When you compare the plot summaries, N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season doesn’t seem to have much in common with Fran Wilde’s Updraft. But there are, in fact, thematic similarities between the two that I find incredibly interesting.Read more
Women in Tech: It’s Complicated
I am a woman in tech. At least I might be one. Maybe. I don’t have a technical degree. I don’t work in IT or at a company on the bleeding edge of technology. The code I write isn’t written in Python or Ruby, but rather Excel and VBA and SQL.Read more