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But even back then, I was fascinated with — and passionate about — stories, about using technology to tell them, and about the communities those stories affect.
In college, I realized that I was queer right around the time I got obsessed with working for the student newspaper.
Throughout my career — from restaurant gigs, to internships, to management, to eventually starting my own company — I have grappled with being a queer woman at work.
A steady drip of fear, doubt, and responsibility niggles away at everyone who's ever been "the other."
What should I do about my manager using a slur?