DanielleH I'm available to dispose of any leftovers from your cooking adventures.
Explain your THWACK handle:
One show you'd resurrect from the dustbin:
At least one (non-tech) thing you do to relax:
Life highlight from the past 3-6 months:
What you'd like to get out of this group:
I want to help amplify your voices. There are a million things that I can say here -- representation matters. Diversity matters. Hearing more voices than what has traditionally been in the room matters. There is a lot of work to be done, but one thing I can do is to help make space for your voices to be heard. You don't have to talk more if you don't want to. You aren't required to carry the burden of representing an entire group instead of just yourself. But when you want to talk, I can help amplify your voice, and I can encourage others to listen.
I think Julie Pagano was the one who popularized the "death by a thousand papercuts" phrasing back in 2013, but the problem still exists and I'm sure we all have our stories to share. I want this space to be here for people who experience a "papercut," and need to tell someone who will commiserate instead of dismissing it. I want this space to be here for people who have a success story they want to share. I want us to be here to cheer each other on and lift each other up. I want this space to be here to talk about how we can find our allies and educate them in how to help us. And I want this space to be the starting place for how we find a way to reach out and welcome anyone else who may feel marginalized or unwelcome or just unique in the space who are looking for a supportive home.
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