Science fiction and fantasy (SFF) fandom is having a conversation about accessibility again. It could be great to have accessibility conversations right now — especially in this moment of a global pandemic that’s disabling so many people — if fandom weren’t currently stuck in echoes from a decade ago. We’re having 2013-level conversations again. Probably … More How About That Accessibility, Huh?
October 17th was International Pronouns Day! I tweeted a thread about my pronouns and gender presentation here. I’ve been thinking a lot about the evolution of my understanding of my gender, over the past few years. You can see some of it in the photos in my Twitter thread. You can also see a bit … More My Pronouns and International Pronoun Day
In terms of creating an inclusive event, a supportive environment in which everyone feels and (hopefully) is able to participate, there are many things that people can do to to set the tone and set everyone up for success. Here are some of my suggestions for moderators and panelists. Before the Panel If you’re the … More Moderator & Panelist Tips for a More Inclusive Event
Talking about sexism (and some racism) in Israeli tech. … More Visiting Israeli Tech: Sexist, Racist Responsa
Two months ago, I promised a longer post about what The Lead Developer conference was like for me this year. It occurred at the end of June, but I’ve taken my sweet time writing an update to my short summary. Sorry about that! It’s been a very full summer! The video of my 30 minute talk … More The Lead Developer 2016 and My Impostor Syndrome
(VSV = Very Short Version) I spent last week in London (during the Brexit vote!), in order to participate in The Lead Developer and give a 30 minute talk on Impostor Syndrome. The talk slides (sorry, without notes) are available on SpeakerDeck here, and video will be available at a later date. I just wrote … More The Lead Developer, VSV