Just another professional millennial trying to figure out this whole "adult" thing. I write and share personal stories and experiences of those like me.
Feeling like I was chosen for certain photo/video opportunities at work and during other activities to feign diversity and acceptance
Feeling out of place when I can’t identify with certain pop culture references or cultural norms (like being able to swim, liking baseball, listening to rock/country or playing golf), because I grew up differently
…rc and Parker’s words echoed the message many Silicon Valley companies have been saying with money: Get in line people of color. Wait for (white) women to get theirs, then we’ll get to you.
“Stay hungry and stay foolish” my people, things will change, they seem to always do.
…cal tech meetups, events, conferences, and coding hackathons (if you’re not already participating). When networking, your most powerful question will always be: do you have anything I can help you with?
Major key to networking: seek first to help, then to be helped. Volunteer.
We are not failures, we are simply staying true to our foolish culture.