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Writer/analyst on tech, language, security, I “rain down snark and power” - @nerdpyle. She/They. Trainer/educator, climber, creative. New pup mom w/ #PupPicOTD
Mar 20, 2020 15 tweets 6 min read
For those of you for whom, like me, anti-anxiety meditations & activities telling you to "breathe deeply" are EXTREMELY counterproductive right now, here's how I'm dealing with my #Covid_19 #anxiety (a brief #thread, related to but not included in my multi-day mega thread) 1/14 I've learned some coping tools from C-PTSD, e.g. grounding exercises (see from @TheSweetKat & me), but right now I'd like to focus on the Hard Shit:

Confronting Reality.

This thread will be scary. It will make you uncomfortable. STAY WITH IT.

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Feb 22, 2019 31 tweets 10 min read
Stoked for this panel of awesome at ⁦@DayOfShecurity⁩! ⁦@evacide⁩ ⁦@sandycarielli⁩ ⁦@coinbase⁩ ⁦@PPFA I carved out a niche for myself and then I crawled into the niche and then I dragged people in with me. -@evacide on how she became the awesome that she is at @EFF
Dec 27, 2018 25 tweets 6 min read
For some of us, too, it /IS/ all men, or has BECOME all men. Saying “Not All Men,” then, is telling us our experience isn’t real, which— fun fact— makes you one of those men.

Instead — 👏🏼 ACTIONABLE ADVICE AHEAD 👏🏼 (thread) Apologize for your gender (leave the part where you blame society for how you’re socialized until later— she may even bring it up herself! We know!), thereby acknowledging & validating her experience, and ask yourself or even her (!) How can I make THIS experience better?

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