I love Trevor Noah. Not in an, I wanna lick your face and stalk you online nonsensical kind of way. This is more like, wow. What a good dude. The comedian and host of The Daily Show seems so empathetic, so smart, so kind and thoughtful. Patient too. Sometimes just listening to him talk makes … Continue reading Trevor Noah for President: He’s Smart, Thoughtful, and He’s Sees the Value of Inclusion
It always makes me shake my head when I hear industry elders share less than flattering opinions on what they see now. It’s often some combination of distaste, dismissal, or this rather milque toast smile and nod routine that is its own kind of insult. Oh, and let’s not forget the obligatory “back in my … Continue reading Listen to Your Elders, But Think for Yourself
I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately about Gen Z and millennials. Their beliefs are changing the world, rapidly reshaping entire industries, like retail. Many of these cost-conscious young people apparently feel no real loyalty to any one brand. Instead, they focus on using the vast online resources at their disposal to search out the … Continue reading Nike, Betsy Ross and that Old-School Flag Probably Isn’t the Real Problem
Today New Yorkers celebrated the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the uprising credited as the beginning of the LGBTQ liberation movement. I wasn’t aware of it until my friend Kate told me about it, and like so many movements, this one appears to have started by accident. On June 28th, 1969, patrons at an unlicensed, speakeasy … Continue reading Celebrate Stonewall, Celebrate Change
So, Adidas is in the news for diversity problems. Employees at its Portland headquarters say they’ve been marginalized and discriminated against. Apparently management perpetuates a high school clique type environment, and ignores minority voices in favor of more familiar faces, often to the detriment of the business. Like having to pull your all white sneaker offering … Continue reading Beyonce, Pharrell, Please Cancel Adidas
I had dinner with a friend this week. Not a close friend, nor one I speak to often, but one I respect very much. Her father died recently, and having experienced that heartache myself, I’ve been checking on her more frequently. Not asking about that specifically, just reaching out to let her know someone’s thinking … Continue reading Parents Just Don’t Understand
Have you seen “When They See Us” yet? I heard it’s fabulous, and it’s so accessible. Currently playing on Netflix, you don’t even have to leave your phone to see the series. The snippets of media I’ve absorbed have praised the young actors, the attention to detail, director Ava DuVernay’s masterful storytelling, everything. I haven’t … Continue reading Ava Duvernay Says Don’t Call Her Auntie
So, according to the Wall Street Journal, all of the cookies that companies drop all over your computer – the ones that track your every online move and then report it to whichever advertiser ponies up the coins for your data – aren’t actually bringing in all that much revenue. The WSJ piece references a study … Continue reading If Cookies Don’t Bring Cash, What Are They Doing with Our Data?
It’s been a rough week or so for freedoms of all kinds. Top of mind is the list of states that have decided they have the right to police women’s bodies. As of this writing, eight states have passed bills to place extreme limitations on abortions. Shout out to Illinois where I live for doing exactly the … Continue reading Was the Law Always This Judgmental?