This framing of the ‘I was a bullied kid’ derail fundamentally frames nerdy children as necessarily being boys. Not too surprising given how men are usually understood as the default person and their experiences universal and generalizable to everyone else. The lack of empathy and sensitivity displayed by guy nerds who may have been bullied […]

“Before you pin…

“Before you pinch out the flickering flame of a new idea, let it burn brightly for a while longer, unhindered by practicalities.” Sage advice from Andrew Clarke in A Different Letter to a Junior Designer.

Portfolios on WordPress.com

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Creating a beautiful portfolio just got much easier: we’re delighted to introduce you to the new Portfolio Content Type. Portfolio Content Type Once enabled on your site, your dashboard gains a brand new “Portfolio” section, where you’ll be able to manage all your portfolio projects in one place, separate from your posts and pages.…

Longreads Joins the Automattic Family

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Today we’re excited to announce that we are acquiring Longreads, the pioneering service that helps readers find and share the best longform storytelling around the world, for reading on mobile devices. Over the last five years, Longreads and its community have created a new ecosystem for readers to find…

On Meritocracy

“You keep using that word” McConlogue discovers what we imagine Southerland and his ilk already know: the real meritocracy isn’t one in which every person is judged equally, and any privileges or systemic disadvantages are swept out of the way. The meritocracy we have is one in which the illusion of merit is used to […]

Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!

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Fan of smileys? 🙂 We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern. 😉 😀 These new smileys are actually vector graphics, so they’ll stay crisp if you zoom in on your page. They’ll also stay sharp on high-resolution mobile displays.…

A Feminist Mix for International Women’s Day

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This past Saturday was International Women’s Day, a day to inspire girls and celebrate women’s achievements and, in many countries, an official holiday. There are many fascinating feminists using WordPress.com to share thoughts on sex, gender, and equality — here are a few of our quirky favorites. Nursing Clio…