Ladyguide: Hiring Your First Freelance Contractor

Ladyguide: Hiring Your First Freelance Contractor

So you’ve gone and broken your website, you need a new logo for your happenin’ start-up, or you’d like an objective eye to read over your latest alien zombie vampire dystopian rom-com screenplay. If this is you, you might want to hire a freelancer.  (more…)

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A Letter to the Women of “Women Against Feminism.”

A Letter to the Women of “Women Against Feminism.”

Dear Women Against Feminism,

First, thank you for reading this and for listening (assuming that you are, or that someone else out there that empathizes with your Tumblr accountis). It sometimes takes a lot of energy and gumption to jump into the fray with opinions you know many people will disagree with. It takes even more energy to engage in the conversation that follows. You have my utmost…

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Students and Teachers and Cats

Students and Teachers and Cats

Nearly every educator will give you some variation on the line, “I love teaching, I learn as much from the students as they do from me!” And as corny as it sounds, it’s true. That’s why I went in to education — I love learning. I don’t mean in a human interest way, which includes learning about the strength of the human spirit or triumphing over adversity. I mean learning actual facts. But I…

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses - 2014 Version

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses – 2014 Version

People often use “the melting pot” as a metaphor to describe immigrants from all over the world coming together to make America a great and diverse country. Although when I was growing up, I had a creative teacher come up with “fruit salad,” which implied that immigrants retained some elements of their native culture and blended together in a tasty mixture; unfortunately, California also became…

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