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Why I Design Websites for Sex Workers
When I was in coding school, my career coach took me aside and told me that the idea I had for my final project was great but that I probably shouldn't do it. The reason why he didn't recommend that I proceed with my idea for my final was that I had wanted to build a Patron-esque membership site for my then-wife, April Flores, a performer in the adult industry. He thought that having such a website on my portfolio would hinder me from getting jobs after I graduated.
Sisterhood: Lorelei Lee
Lorelei Lee is a human being yet people assign them other identities all the time. Their main identifier is white. I would not call them, or their skin, white. Their skin is pigmented with flesh tones that crayons cannot imitate. Only pixels on a computer screen can come close to capturing the complexity of the color of their skin.
How to Code with an Apple Device for Under $500
But I Don't Know How to Code So you clicked on this post because you're curious about coding, but you don't quite know how to start. Before you read this article, I suggest you read An Intro to Ruby, a Newbie-Friendly Programming Language and, afterward, How to Get a Job as a Web Developer to put your learning into good use.
How to Earn Free Cryptocurrency
For a long time, I didn't hop on the opportunity to invest in digital currencies because I simply didn't understand it. Coincidentally, I recently received cryptocurrency called lumens or XLM for... doing nothing, really. All I did was download a secure Slack-esque app called Keybase, and one day I opened up my laptop to find that I had received money.
Felony avoids my eyes. We look at each other through our reflections in the mirror lining the long width of the make-up room. Through the buzzing of the makeup artists painting our faces with cream and glitter, their wrists flickering and magicking with a flourish and a brush, I see her brown pupils. Wild. Like mine.
How to Get a Job as a Web Developer
Job searching sucks. It's probably one of the most challenging, and if you're like me, depressing experiences you'll go through. This is especially true if you're entering a new industry, or if you're seeking a job with a higher salary. It's a roller coaster ride, to say the least.This is why I decided to become a teaching assistant for a web development boot camp early in my software engineer career. I know what it's like to feel imposter syndrome, to be rejected by companies you passionately want to work for, and to doubt your ability to get hired in tech. In this article I’ll cover:
An Intro to Ruby, a Newbie-Friendly Programming Language
For those of you who are intimidated by coding, look no further than the hopeful red glimmer in your career-switching horizon. Ruby is your best friend, grasshopper. It's a programming language that is easy to read because it looks a lot like plain English.
The Untitled Body Project
If you've ever felt less than beautiful because your body doesn't fit into the endless ads of skinny women and muscular men, then you are surely not alone. International photographer, Rae Threat, has dedicated an entire art show to how cultural views affects the body images of those whose bodies do not conform to how society thinks they should be. Her work features interviews with models, ranging from adult performers to body positivity advocates, of a wide variety of genders, sizes, and identities.
How to Become a Legal Drug Dealer
An Ill-Advised Way to Cash in on Cannabis Lo and behold, there is a way to stack that cash money without packing bud into dime bags and hoping that person requesting flower on the other end of the line isn't the law enforcement pretending to need weed. One bad move and that parking lot exchange could turn into the pigs cuffing your hands and throwing you in the back of their car. Or, arguably worse, spending thousands of dollars to open up a dispensary storefront for your new business only for you to get raided by the cops a couple of months later.
Mood Joint: A Rolling Method for Every Mood
Half-Centimeter Wide Spliff Contemplative times call for slim spliffs. You roll half-centimeter wide spliffs for when you want to sit outside your suburban living quarters in search of a tiny, quiet escape. A puff is enough of a rush to send you into a dizzy. An electric shock pulsating through every tiny pore of your being moves from the center of your chest and out. Then, a small pain. A state of anguish just enough to make you feel, but also enough to make you mildly euphoric. Thoughts fill your head, theories, as the sound of crickets crowds your ears and the smell of laundry detergent, April Fresh scented, comes wafting by via the newborn Spring night breeze. The only light illuminating you is the street lamp forty-five degrees northwest above your driveway, you making up words out of your license plate: five year debate, 5YRDB8. You think enough to want to write.