Designer at Salesforce and queer feminist who likes data, behaviors, accessibility, economics, and old Hondas. Is this LiveJournal for thought leaders?

Everyone’s had a moment where you insisted on something, and a person tries to decline.

At a birthday party, there’s plenty of cake. You’re cutting the slices and see someone without. “Have some cake,” you suggest cheerfully. “Oh, I can’t.” “Please, I insist,” you dutifully persist. This conversation carries on…

When I was a freshman in college, we were all plagued with an affinity for tiny-type. Text set at 8pt and even 4pt because we thought it looked better. Lost amongst our pet projects of lofty, elegant stationery design intended to illustrate the superiority of our personal tastes, the function…

I keep thinking about what Terry Crews said and focusing around why it doesn’t bother some queer folks but bothers other queer people. Usually, the division is less clear cut, and we see the divide more or less between the LG in LGBTQIA and everyone else. There is more visibility…

A summary of a mixed-tape from one lonely adult to a lonely teen across the country for all the right reasons.

This is about a mixed-tape that I received when I was 14. I wrote this piece for Nerdologues’ Blank Cassette series. Mixed-tapes were a huge part of my adolescence and even if the form has changed, the significance of them hasn’t. …

A pot filled with ginger, garlic, pandan, red pepper, and a chicken carcass with bits of fat and cartilage floating.

I’m just returning home from Costco with a whole roasted chicken. I remove the skin and set it aside. I remove all the meat, leaving a chewed-up carcass — enough meat, fat, and cartilage for broth.

One of my favorite things to do is to gently coax broth from the…

If Net Neutrality is repealed, our internet service providers will have the power to charge us for porn and we aren’t prepared for the consequences.

Homer Simpson tried to be an internet service provider once.

The FCC recently introduced a plan to repeal Net Neutrality. Depending on who you’re reading about what that entails, there are theories of meticulously controlled media exploiting consumers through upcharges and dismissive claims of free market giving consumers advantages.

The latter is debunked when rural markets, who often only have…

Sharlene King

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