One easy way to use you privilege to demand more from companies on D&I

If every person they reach out to recruit demands disability-inclusive culture, gender neutral bathrooms, and equal parental leave, these companies might start to get the message that these things matter and they need to prioritize them.…

Making trans inclusion at conferences a priority

Do you want to be an ally to trans folks? Here's a place you can start: start demanding more of the spaces you inhabit, and particularly, demand more of the conferences you attend. Stop relying on trans folks to step in and do all of the work.…

Language Matters

This was originally written for the Nuna blog. You can find the original post here.While there has been plenty of research and discussion on the importance of diversity in the technology industry, inclusion is also critically important. One way we can help make companies, teams, and projects more inclusive…

Lessons in Fashion

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." - Rachel ZoeI have a complicated history with clothing. I think many people do, actually, but mine has the added dimensions of gender feels and being fat. I was a hardcore tomboy as a kid, completely shutting…

On Names

If I had been born a boy, my name would have been Ian.My parents had an agreement. If they had boys, my mom would name us; if they had girls, my dad would.My name is not common in the US. It’s actually Welsh, and much more common…