Because I have event-organizing experience, I have sometimes been involved in coordinating the funerals of friends who are trans. I want to share some of my thoughts on how to do this well. … More Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms at the Funeral
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 16th, 2019 is International Pronouns Day! I’m on the board of the IPD endeavor, this year, and want to share a few resources and links I am particularly excited about … … More International Pronouns Day 2019: Internat’l Resources
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
(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