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This past February, I had the privilege of being able to launch and run my very first workshop — Intro to Figma, a UI design and prototyping tool — under Western Founders Network and in collaboration with DesignX Western. This was my first time being at the front of the room, sharing something I was passionate about with a group of strangers. It quite the rollercoaster, but I’m so so so glad I decided to take on the challenge.

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My Figma file that I worked off for the workshop

Turnout

30+ people came out to the event, which was way more than I ever expected. We also ran a livestream which has generated 500+ views to date. …


Disconnecting from our social media powered world

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Five months ago, I did something my 14 year old, selfie-obsessed teenage self would never think of doing: deleting most of my social media.

I still have Facebook, mostly out of necessity to contact classmates and friends. But I did uninstall Snapchat and deactivate my Instagram account and removed most social media apps from my phone.

Snapchat always felt like a chore for me. An obligation to send one picture a day to watch a number count go up. …

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Jenny Li

lover of tea, naps, and journaling. software engineering & business @ uwo. lijennifer.me

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