Writer // Dev
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.