Mimicry as a Form of Instilled Perfectionism and Low Self Esteem

It is only been extremely recently, and outside of my career context, that anyone has ever told me that my thoughts and ideas are valid and valuable, that my creativity and ways of thinking about building systems that minimize risk of error and maximize opportunity for efficiency and accuracy are actionable. Most of the feedback …

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The Skill of Knowing Where Your Input is NOT Needed

It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that the largest missing ingredient in the system (substitute whatever system you want) is the ability of people in power, generally abled cisgender white men (and women, depending on context), to understand when it is time for them to step back, make way, hold space, shut up, promote …

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On Break

As of last Monday, I am taking a two-week leave of absence from my job. This leave is a result of the building stress I have been experiencing which has resulted in physical symptoms including loss of visual acuity, elevated blood pressure and greater-than-normal sleep disturbances. This stress is not entirely work-related, but the part …

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