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A few days ago, I watched a webinar hosted by a design company on the basics of user experience during my lunch break. As a user experience designer, I am always curious about how other designers frame the definition of UX. It is a term that describes the process of designing, organizing, testing, and analyzing interfaces to make them better for users. However, recently the term has become subject to a wide variety of interpretations. …


How we can change the landscape of the nation one politician at a time.

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As the tide recedes and the skeletons of past offenses bake in the sun, our country is having a difficult moment accepted the truth. Is every man who wields even an ounce of power an offender? Who do we trust and who do we banish?


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I recently left a job at a company that had no idea why good employees were suddenly quitting. The individual reasons for quitting were not all the same. Some of us left because of incompetent management, some left because we weren’t being paid enough, some because we often felt like we weren’t being given opportunities to advance, or a combination of all of these things. However, what we did all have in common was that we were all women.

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During my exit interview, I spoke with an executive about my reasons for leaving and I received feedback that surprised me. He said that he felt the manager I had primarily worked with was struggling to deal with the “strong-willed females” in his department. He believed this was the reason we were all quitting. I had already decided to leave for a host of personal reasons, but after hearing this I was sure I hadn’t made a mistake. …


It’s not our honor at stake — it’s our health care, and it needs defending

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Growing up as a woman in our society, you get used to being spoken for and spoken over. When the term “mansplaining” made its way into popular culture, my immediate reaction: It’s about damn time.


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Don’t want to live in a society like the one that Atwood illustrates in The Handmaid’s Tale? Then stop telling women that their health only matters on your terms.

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Meghan Bausone

Director of UX & Product @Auxbus

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