“I offer products that strive to act as feminist propaganda, as a reality disruption. To pay my gargantuan monthly student loan debt by selling weird feminist gear? It seemed like an awesome joke on the universe.”
“I’m psyched that I invented a thing, and I don’t wish to make money from it. I just want to try to retain a little influence over it with the support of fellow taboo-busters so we can make some changes around here.”
The line between work and life is definitely blurred. Work events become social events, chance meetings become networking and because we are always wearing Hinterland gear and up to no good, theres always an opportunity for a photo shoot!
The story behind Arianna Huffington’s departure from the Huffington Post, the ladies of The Financial Diet get real about funding for women’s media companies (there isn’t any), Gawker Media clashes with new owner, an interview with Gaby Dunn and so much more!
“After 13 years of corporate work I just needed to do something that felt like it mattered to me and to the communities that I was part of. I’m passionate about self expression, human connection, building community, and subverting the status quo by creating environments and experiences where women, POC, and queer and trans folks are prioritized.”
Follow my advice and you’ll be well on your way to making apolitical small talk, scoring points for “likeability,” and building career-necessary rapport with 75+% of male coworkers!
In which I say goodbye to Gawker.com for many words and also: freelancers getting fucked over by Vice, straight people reporting on LGBTQ stories and other fascinating tidbits of information and stories for you!
When the world isn’t built for you, you build something for yourself. We know how to adapt and generate new ideas because we’ve been doing it out of necessity for our entire lives. So sorry, tech bros – “entrepreneurial spirit” doesn’t exclusively belong to you.
Univision buys Gawker, Arriana Huffington leaves The Huffington Post, Laur M. Jackson on “citation as a loving practice,” NPR shuts down comments, the worst clickbait headlines and so much more!
“In business, especially when starting out, you need to be able to embrace risk with open arms, which is a nice way of saying you have no idea how to swim but are jumping in the deep end anyway.”
Topics include Twitter’s magical blue check, Nick Denton filing for bankruptcy, the case against the media by the media, and questions about the utility of alleged “neutrality” from journalists covering Trump.
Topics include Talking Point Memo and The New York Times doubling-down on reader support, Twitter opening up verification to applicants, This shutting down, how to talk to your boss about your intesne workload and more!
“I’m doing something I really believe in, that can change people’s lives for ever, that’s good for the planet. I never get tired of talking about how to use natural materials, why they work, and looking at how they were used in the past.”
Topics include the latest Facebook news feed tweak, Gaby Dunn on owning your work, goodbye to The Toast, the history of American Black media, the UVA/Rolling Stone story, Buzzfeed shutting down its Ottawa office and more!
“Life is hard and you should just do what you want to do. Luckily the things that I want seem sort of selfless because of my identity. If I was the aforementioned straight, able-bodied, cis, white guy, my career goals would be boring and unnecessary which is why I think they should all get out of entertainment.”
Topics include my personal problems with Bustle’s SEO strategy, beating airport boredom, Gawker Media filing for bankruptcy and more!
“An integral part of my business is to create and cultivate positive, meaningful, supportive relationships with everybody from my clients to my colleagues, people I’m renting space from, potential clients, etc. It’s important to me that my actions demonstrate my values that every person and every body deserves love, respect, and care.”
Topics include sitting on the couch, the most popular political candidates on social media, work/life balance, changes at Longform and moar!
Topics include the closing of The Toast, layoffs at Vice and The NY Times, preparing for last-minute interviews, Buzzfeed’s shift towards video and so much more!
“I didn’t get any funding until year three and it came from a member who truly believed in me. Now in year six, funding opportunities are coming from multiple places, thank you baby Jesus, but all of those opportunities are coming my way from relationships I have formed, not from banks or investors.”