Two poems about the ways I'm tokenized and asked to respond as a technical POC in the industry.
Issue 38 on June 22nd, 2016
As our initial community survey shows, burnout in the diversity in tech movement represents a state of crisis.
Issue 34 on March 15th, 2016
While side projects can be a great indicator of personality, ability, and work-ethic, they should not have as much ability to make or break someone’s career.
Issue 34 on March 14th, 2016
Bootcamps are a micro example of how the tech industry is built on the emotional labor of the same groups who are marginalized within it.
Issue 33 on February 25th, 2016
Why in the fuck would you stand with billionaires, corrupt power centers, and technology dynasties... over the very people that you work alongside?
Issue 33 on February 24th, 2016
Crowdsourcing and microtransactions are two halves of the same coin: they both mark new stages in the continuing devaluation of labour.
Issue 30 on November 23rd, 2015
Marginalized developers suffer from an industry-wide epidemic that withholds basic income from hard-working artists for the dubious privilege of exposure. But despite popular belief, we are not in dire need of exposure, petty consolations, or a tent on the outskirts of a major industry event.
Issue 29 on November 4th, 2015
Organizations run by primarily white, cis, straight founders train the majority of their focus on alleviating alienation for white cis women in cis male-centric spaces, but do little to dig deeper into other marginalized identities and access needs.
Issue 27 on September 15th, 2015
The industries we know and love are being built on our free labor, our hunt for “experience,” and our naivety about our worth.
Issue 26 on September 1st, 2015
The job search in tech equals an unpaid full-time job.