OP as a neologism
The acronym “OP” gets used a lot on forums, meaning “Original Poster”. It’s a heavily contextual acronym though, because it can refer to multiple people. It’s effectively a universal pronoun that gets assigned to any...
Effortless? Sounds fake idk
There’s this concept of effortlessness that gets thrown around as a quality to aspire to, like in that girl content that captures early mornings, clean foods, and a skincare routine. Exuding effortlessness online has value....
Having so many Christmas cards to send that it’s stressful. I’m lucky to have so many people that I feel compelled to send some love to. Holding an American passport – meaning very little visa...
Unlearning and 'returning to'
Since having a Big Girl Job with Good Insurance, I’ve had the luxury of treating myself to a few different therapies: physical therapy for hip pain, talk therapy for existence pain (lol), and voice lessons,...
I keep looking at my digital garden and seeing all the timestamps that haven’t budged since March. I keep being like, “damn, just make something already.”
On the cozy web, who are you?
In the last 6 months, I’ve stepped away from typical social media sites and turned towards cozy web spaces. The cozy web is the name for the areas of the internet where you interact with...
Your @ is a commodity
A while ago, I signed up for Polywork, a new-age tech-focused LinkedIn, in their early beta stages. I was one of a first few hundred to get access to the platform, and when they asked...
Context and sensemaking
Thinking lately about how context is so intimately central to the way we understand the world around us. Seeing the same information before and after a few key pieces of context is transformative.
Bagheera is @bagheera_adventure_kitty
Ry at Discovery Park
Model: Ryan Hotes
A collection of artwork from the 1940’s by my grandmother who passed away in 1983. We recorded audio clips of my aunt Julie explaining the subject of each piece. This is part of a larger...
A reflection through illustration on things that used to be routine to me, but no longer are. Thinking about what’s mundane now, but eventually will be novel again.