Probably like many of you reading this, I grew up thinking of gender in a binary: Men exist, women exist, and society is constantly telling me which ideas, skills, hobbies and even colors fall into the sexes.
Saying no is easy…when it’s in your head. In reality saying no, especially at work, is really hard. As a result we often end up saying yes so many times that we overload our plates and burn out.
“Hey, stop right there. What is your business here? What is the exact address you are staying in? Show me confirmation of that now. Yes now!” These were the words I heard the moment I felt the sting of my white-passing, American-born privilege smacking me in the chest.
This Earth Day we’re facing a brutal truth: people are exhausted and climate-related issues are not currently top of mind. We’re in the midst of a shaky global economy, a still-rampaging pandemic and its physical and mental impacts, and oh did I mention the increasing threat of World World III?
We all want to achieve a more sustainable future for all, but we don’t always have the tools to do it. That’s what sparked the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
When you log onto your computer, open your phone, or walk the dog, you’re bombarded with what? Content. Content includes words, ads, websites, videos, social posts, articles, music, podcasts, quizzes, courses, and more. Content creators, no matter what type, are all thinking the same thing -- “We need more content, we need better content.”
It’s the holidays, and whether you like it or not, it’s time for holiday music. I’m personally one of those annoying people who listen to holiday music constantly from November to the end of December! Even as an intense holiday music lover, I get tired of some of the same, old tunes on repeat. And let’s be honest, a lot of the classics pretty much follow the same genre / types of sounds.
Digital technologies and innovation are at the core of fighting the climate crisis and building systems that are better for people and the planet. AI is becoming incredibly adept at predicting extreme weather patterns.
Chances are you’re thinking what I’m thinking - How is it ALREADY the Holiday season? Whether you're as festive as Buddy the Elf or a bit of a Scrooge, chances are you love at least one holiday movie.
When I think of “team-building” one of the first things that comes to mind is the episode of The Office where the whole team is brought to the beach to do a series of unexpected, chaotic team-building exercises lead by the awkwardly lovable Steve Carell.
You don’t have to be a technology expert or in the tech field to benefit from understanding inclusive design. Inclusive design (and universal design) are UX principles that developed around better technology design for a diverse user base. After all, most of the people designing technology have been white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men. And now thankfully, technological design is starting to
Ever heard of “managing up?” and “managing down?” When I first heard about it, I thought it was just a corporate strategy to get promoted, but in reality, it is one of the most IMPORTANT concepts for two groups of people in ANY organization
It could be morning, evening, or in the middle of the night, but the attacks on my head come like a whip. All of a sudden lights are searing, thoughts are interfering, and the sound of a small bird chirping could send me spiraling.
Have you ever talked to someone about a struggle only to get a response like, “Ah well it’ll get better” or “Just cheer up” or “Don’t have a bad attitude, you’re too blessed to be stressed!”
Sometimes it feels like my brain just runs out of thinking juice. I’ll stare at a blank screen, an unfinished project, an empty content calendar, and I swear I can feel the smoke coming out of my ears. I’ve run out of fuel, and that fuel is creativity.
So you’re transitioning careers. Congrats! This is a great opportunity to advance yourself and learn invaluable lessons in the process. You probably feel a sense of excitement and renewal moving into this next chapter. But let’s be real, there’s also probably some negative emotions. Depending on your circumstance you might feel numb, shocked, anxiety, sadness, self-doubt or even anger. And
I used to cringe when I heard the phrase “self-care.” To me, self-care was synonymous with overconsumption of “luxury” products and a way to make people - especially women - feel guilty about attending to our needs. I don’t have time to have a spa day Barbara Blogger! (not a real blogger, but you know what I mean).