The pandemic has given many Americans a shared set of uncomfortable feelings as we collectively navigate a new way of life. Isolation, stress, and anxiety reign, but we’re also learning to live with and name new, more subtle feelings as well: loss for our usual way of life, which we were expecting to continue without interruption; the unknown of when, or if, things will return to normal; a feeling that we’ve been forced to hit “pause” on normal life; being compelled to wait.

Infertility makes me well-acquainted with these feelings. I’ve become an expert at grieving for the life I was expecting, living with painful unknowns, and, most of all, waiting. I endured a year of negative pregnancy tests before consulting a fertility clinic. Now, I wait two weeks for my ovulation day, then wait another two weeks to see if the latest treatment worked, and think about the final step of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and it’s 2-month process filled with waits, and wonder if it’s in my future. I wait for a new medical protocol, and wait in line at the pharmacy. I wait for certain cycle days to have invasive ultrasounds, and wait more days to have my blood drawn. I wait for that moment when the unmistakable cramping in my lower back signals that this cycle has become yet another failure. …


In the wake of The Verge’s article about the dangerous pitfalls of Lambda School, I wanted to give some commonsense advice about how to choose a design or coding bootcamp. I spend a lot of time talking to people looking to transition into tech, and since I’ve attended a part-time course, full-time bootcamp, and taught a remote, part-time course, I have plenty of insight into what works and what doesn’t.

If you’re not even sure that a bootcamp is right for you, check out my previous piece about common misconceptions. …


In the wake of The Verge’s article about the dangerous pitfalls of Lambda School, I wanted to give some commonsense advice about how to choose a design or coding bootcamp. I spend a lot of time talking to people looking to transition into tech, and since I’ve attended a part-time course, full-time bootcamp, and taught a remote, part-time course, I have plenty of insight into what works and what doesn’t.

If you’re not even sure that a bootcamp is right for you, check out my previous piece about common misconceptions. …

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Tech | Design | Code | Feminism | Minimalism

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