It had been decided months ago that I would give a talk at Security BSides San Francisco. The subject of my talk was up in the air until just before the conference started, and the organizers were okay with that, but to not inconvenience or surprise the organizers, I decided to present the same…
Women being bullied and silenced by mainstream white feminists: still happens way too often to WoC, now also happening in the community I call home.
Thank you, all the amazing women of colour I follow whose writing has given me positive role models for how to speak up against essentialism and other fuckery of that nature. Thank you for your stories and lived examples that have shown me when to stop cutting bullshit any more slack and let the perpetrators have it with both barrels. Thank you for being consistent and making sense. Listening to you has made me braver and stronger. I look forward to using these gifts you’ve given me, in your service as well as in my community’s. I will always be in the process of learning what that means, but I hope as long as I keep on listening, and check myself if y’all say I’m not helping, I’ll be headed in the right direction.