I grabbed a Twitter handle and tweeted my intention. The next day, I had a DM from a designer in Buenos Aires named Rebecca Brooker who would become my cofounder. She had been developing a similar idea, so we decided to make this thing together. It was almost a year before we met in person.
As far as I’m concerned, I eat healthily overall every day, but I regularly treat myself to cake and cheat meals. As the year has gone by, I have probably seen my body tone up a bit, and I’ve lost some weight. But I haven’t turned into a fitness machine, and probably you won’t either. Seeing noticeable and lasting results often requires more intensity and a flawless lifestyle.
Implementing healthy habits in one’s life leads to a virtuous circle. After a sports session, I feel like eating healthy. The more I exercise, the more I want to take care of my body.
Investing in someone who isn’t heading in the same direction as you is a bad investment. You’re setting yourself up for heartbreak, and you’re setting yourself up for inevitable disappointment. Why would someone who loves themselves do this? Why would someone who respects themselves do this? It’s a trick answer. They wouldn’t. When we have self-respect, we don’t align ourselves with guaranteed hurt and failure.
oday, the Slack we started has over 1300 members, and the online directory has over 600 people across all disciplines — inspired by sibling directories like Blacks Who Design, Women Who Design, and Latinxs Who Design.
I’d been trying to connect with other queer people in design, to learn more about queer design history, and not getting very far. And so I had a Field of Dreams moment. I decided I was going to build something out in the world and bring the queer people to me.
and bellow and depart to the lounge while the women would quietly smolder in close quarters in the too-small-not-as-big-as-mine kitchen. The squabbling would continue throughout the day among the grown-up siblings. The eldest daughter would slowly get smashed on cheap red wine bought as a gift by the cheap brother who wants nothing more than to depart unscathed into the night to enjoy some freeloading revelry.
We knew from AIGA’s design census that a disproportionate number of designers identify as LGBTQ . We also saw that LGBTQ respondents earned less and didn’t stay in the field as long as their cisgender, heterosexual peers. But we didn’t have any real data on what the queer experience in design really was.
Creating a palette from base colors. Once I have selected base colors for the brand and UI, I put the colors into the Google color tool (near the bottom) to get the different shades and tints of that color.
Collect your thoughts. Be alone with them and process them without bias and without judgement. Don’t allow your partner’s responses to tamper with your own, but make sure that you keep them in sight with reality at all times. Take your time and figure things out at your own pace. Think through your emotions and consider how you want to proceed next.
It turns out that it’s true that in a lot of ways design earns its reputation of being queer-friendlier than other fields, but it still has a long way to go. Although queer designers are half as likely as the American workforce as a whole to overhear anti-LGBTQ comments on the job, almost 90% of our respondents had experienced some kind of bias.
Designers are often reluctant to create a color palette from scratch, but it’s easier than one might think. Here is my 4 step process to consistently create clean and aesthetic color palettes:
And that bias falls along familiar fault lines. Cis folks experience less bias than trans folks, white people are better represented than people of color. Men generally reported better experiences than… everyone else.
I think that’s one of the most important take-aways from the count. When we talk about queer community, we’re not talking about a monolith, and we can’t talk about queer identity in a vacuum.
Losing weight and transforming your body should not be your primary motivation for implementing exercise in your daily life. There are far more motivating reasons to do so.
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- You will fail to avail of all the benefits when there is such inactiveness towards the digital first insurance policy that it leaves several things uncovered.
- “The hardest part is finding the problem to solve; solutions come pretty easy.” — alludes to Einstein’s “understand the problem and the solution will emerge” wisdom
- You have to deal with losing power, losing internet, and program crashes. If you are computing values like moving averages or RSI, or looking at candlestick patterns, you need to be very sure that you