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My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap

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 back on all that and forced me to acknowledge the […]

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WCUS 2019

“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 asked to do so after writing my How to Be […]

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The Difference Between Service and Support

I’ve had a lot of customer service jobs over the past 6-7 years. I worked as a cashier in a chain restaurant, front desk receptionist at a waxing salon, hostess at a club, ticket seller at a concert venue, and receptionist at a moving company. All those jobs were primarily customer service-based. And I disliked […]

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Community News WordPress

Live on Branding Without the BS

My good friend Megan Vaughn has a Facebook group called Branding Without the BS. She’s a total branding guru (sorry if you hate that word, but it’s true!) I’d been talking her ears off about WordCamps for the past few months. We started chatting about how WordCamps and WordPress meetups are great for any type […]

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How to Be A WordPress Ally

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 about it. It got me thinking about what it means […]

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Some Ways to Avoid Burnout

First of all, I’d like to commend you for opening up this post. If you’re reading this, it probably means that you or someone you know has experienced burnout and you’re curious about preventing it. If not, let’s quickly define what burnout is. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive […]

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5 Reasons WordCamp Miami 2019 Was the Best Conference I’ve Attended

    (All photo credit to @chrisedwardsce) Granted, this is only the 4th conference of any sort that I’ve ever attended. But it was by far my favorite, for a myriad of reasons. We achieved a 50/50 balance of male-identifying/female-identifying speakers. I’m at a point in my business where I was able to pick the […]