Just because I am male doesn’t mean that I don’t feel the sting of exclusion. Just because I am male doesn’t mean that I am unable to express myself. I do not aim to perpetuate what Henry Rollins called “the violent promise of inequality”. I feel the agonizing burn of implied sexual violence and domination. […]
My relationship with the “technology industry” has been contentious in many ways. I’ve been diagnosed with and am currently undergoing treatment for PTSD, struggled with depression, and have intermittently contemplated suicide. Constantly fighting with myself, battling Impostor Syndrome, and pushing back against my own unrealistic expectations of things is as exhausting as you might imagine. […]
Not just to ourselves, but to each other, we might actually get a better idea of what it is to actually be in someone else’s position.