From nursing (THANK YOU!) to forestry to operating a particle accelerator, our A+ members reported working over 500 different jobs in the 2020 Autostraddle Reader Survey.
There’s more to tell about the dynamic of what queer and trans people have given to the labor movement and what it’s given to us than can be said here, but the resources below are a good start!
In 1990, Miriam Frank and Desma Holcomb released Pride At Work, a booklet on organizing for gay and lesbian rights in the workplace. They spoke with Autostraddle about their lives, this “naughty little pamphlet,” and the future of queer labor organizing. Plus, for the first time ever, the full 100-page pamphlet is being released online – right in this post!
Inspired by a caterpillar, cocooning describes a time when you are forced to wait and prepare for the transformation that is taking place inside you. Thanks to Covid-19, many of us are dealing with career cocoons right now. Here’s how to cope.
We’re concerned about our health during this pandemic, and for many of us, this stress is further exacerbated by job and financial instability. It’s time to dive into ways we can combat career anxiety when it inevitably comes our way.
Since working from home is a part of the national call to practice social distancing, many of us are also navigating loneliness, restlessness, and anxiety. Here are a few tips that can help you on your journey.
Honoring yourself is about creating fun, rejuvenating, life affirming practices that help you stay grounded and practice self-compassion. They should join you in life, and in work.
Jealousy will always be there. There will always be someone that you or society perceives to be smarter, stronger, or more competent than you. We must get curious about our jealousy – become friends with it, and then tell it to be productive or get going.
For those days when you wake up for work and a repeated round of “fuck this” is going through your head.
Are you an awk queer who cringes when you hear the word “networking”? This one is for you.
Why pick between your passions when you can design a life based on ALL of them?
Don’t know which path to take? Looking up your midheaven could help steer you in the right direction.
“Generally in life all I want to do is: good work for good causes with good people. I want to be a good designer, I mean truly, deeply good at my craft; everything else is semantics.”
Babeland workers successfully organized and won the fight to unionize at their NYC locations. Nothing is hotter than getting your toys from a sex positive store that’s also union-strong!
I’ve been on both sides of the hiring table. I’ve been the one applying for a job and the one interviewing job applicants. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Even if your career goal is to totally nail every single element of your role eventually, acknowledging that you’re already crushing a few tasks will ideally build your confidence as you work on mastering the whole shebang.
Raising the minimum wage is a critical piece in a complex puzzle of alleviating economic struggle for queer and trans people.
Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
No new apps, intense #lifehacks or complicated productivity systems here — just solid habits to get into for an ass-kicking 2015.
Studies and stories show that women don’t get the freedom to be both the mothers and the workers they want to be.
Although it would’ve seemed unbelievable not too long ago that a straight person would risk being mistaken for LGBTQ while on the job market, apparently some straight MBA students these days are being told by their teachers to attend LGBTQ career fairs.