The trouble in trendifying diversity, equity, and inclusion

The trouble in trendifying diversity, equity, and inclusion

TL;DR: Trends come and go, which is fine for fashion, but not for diversity. DEI is more than a bandwagon to jump on—it should be central to all we do. Gen Z made skinny jeans lame and almost single-handedly brought back wired headphones. Supermodels like Bella Hadid...
Confidence is confidence, no matter your “gender”

Confidence is confidence, no matter your “gender”

TL;DR: Why are women labeled bossy and aggressive, but men are confident? A few tips on how I maintain my confidence in a world where confident women are “a problem.” Bossy. Aggressive. Intimidating. The list of labels attached to confident women is...
Ugh, imposter syndrome

Ugh, imposter syndrome

TL;DR: A breeder of self-doubt and plummeting self-confidence, imposter syndrome can be a nightmare to overcome. But does it affect everyone? Does it show up the same for everyone? Not always. Ahh, imposter syndrome—that uncomfortable, persistent voice in my head that...
The art of freelancing while working full-time

The art of freelancing while working full-time

TL;DR: It’s all about balancing the workload, taking risks, and only saying yes when you can overdeliver. You can work a side hustle while employed full-time! Freelancers have been around for decades. They often worked with agencies to help with increased...
3 Ways to enjoy a cold and snowy winter indoors

3 Ways to enjoy a cold and snowy winter indoors

TL;DR: Want to have fun in the winter without freezing your ass off? From hot chocolate and puzzles to charcuterie boards, I’ve got you! Dressed in head-to-toe fuzzy fabrics, wrapped in the softest winter blanket, and snuggled comfortably on my couch, I sit here...
Why I switched from hourly rates to a monthly retainer

Why I switched from hourly rates to a monthly retainer

TL;DR: For years, I punished myself for being a fast worker by charging an hourly rate. Then I wised up. You can, too! As I look back at the past decade, I can’t help but smile, cringe, and ask myself, “What the hell were you thinking?!” I have made...
Every reason I love selling my ebook on Flodesk Checkout

Every reason I love selling my ebook on Flodesk Checkout

TL;DR: Selling online doesn’t have to suck. Check out how I built a beautiful checkout experience for my customers using Flodesk Checkout. In mid-2022, I had had enough of my email marketing provider. The emails were hideous despite hours and hours of editing...
Why I love taking “no” days

Why I love taking “no” days

TL;DR: In a world where we always say “yes” to everything, I schedule in “no” days to turn down anything I don’t want to do. Do you say “yes” whenever your boss asks you to complete a last-minute project? Or go out with...
Finding my “home” in the career world

Finding my “home” in the career world

TL;DR: Some companies are making the feeling of “home” tangible in corporate America, and I’m lucky enough to work at one such company. See why I love working at Cisco. For me, home is a safe space. It’s comfortable, cozy, and above all else,...