Before being a WordPress ally, how do I become an ally? Recently, I found myself explaining over and over again what my experience is as a black, queer, woman. It’s what prompted me to write this essay. And it was because people were asking me […]
A few months ago, I decided I would not appear on podcasts or other interview-style mediums unless: A) It was a work obligation where I was directly representing my company. B) The podcast/interview was hosted/co-hosted/produced by a person from an underrepresented group. In my “How […]
This past week, I logged a full 40 hours of work for the first time since starting at WP Buffs in April. Putting in 40 hours a week for most people is a chore, not necessarily an accomplishment. But for me, it’s something worth celebrating. […]
Working at home is the “new normal” for a lot of people. If you suck at WFM, these thoughts are for you.
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Public speaking is one of the most popular fears there is. It’s believed to affect up to 75% of the population. And typically, I find typical public speaking tips to be pretty useless. Why would I want to imagine people in their underwear? How could […]
Kirk has arrived! (I know it’s not named after this Kirk, but I can’t help myself.) WordPress 5.3 just dropped and while listening to all the buzz on Twitter, it was apparent to me that this release is special. Not just for the WordPress community, […]
I have attended quite a few WordCamps in the last year. At each one, I’ve been integrated more and more into the wider community of WordPress. I’ve gone from imposter syndrome, to doe-eyed wonder, to critical evaluation, to leadership. WordCamp US 2019 let me look […]
“Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space Workshop” View the Talk Slides Download the Workbook Watch Part 1 on WordPress.tv Watch Part 2 on WordPress.tv Read my recap of the entire conference I was incredibly honored to have been invited to co-organize this workshop. I was […]
I met Joe Howard super briefly at WordCamp Miami 2019 and even though we missed out on a solid chat that day, I knew our paths would cross again one day. I recently mustered up the courage to ask for a slot on the show […]
If you use photos of human beings for any use – especially marketing – your photos need to be diverse. You need to have women, black people, overweight people, and queer people in your photos. You might be thinking, “Well, duh, I know that. But […]