My Side of the Story

What really happened?

What every founder fears.

Answers to your questions

The other night I found myself in a surreal moment of storytelling as a part of the audience for Yancey Strickler’s private telling of Kickstarter’s company history. I listened in awe as he narrated the growth of their company, from an office with one large table, to dinners amongst coworkers who grew to be friends, to the…

At Home in the World

A few thoughts on telling dangerous truths

When the controversial documentary “Salinger” was released earlier this fall, blogger Kate Erbland

The Insidious Power of Not-Quite-Harassment

There wasn’t any touching or overt sex talk. But it was still harassment—just harder to talk about

She Screamed Silently

I’ve survived a genocide. I’m not gonna ever give up on life, and so are you.

Those were her words, word by word, tear by tear. Growing up with her was not fun. She was always hardworking, and she was always stressed. I didn’t get it— why was she so stressed? Everything, small or big, would tick her off. I didn’t get it,but I wanted to get it. I wanted…

My Testimony Before the Texas House 

Reproductive Choices for Abused Women

I have been spending a lot of time lately at the Texas Capitol, protesting bills that

The New York Times Told Me to Take This Down

It’s been five months since the New York Times dropped their mammoth digital story “Snow Fall,” and some people still talk about it as if it…

Introversion Is Not a Personality Fail

A few years ago, I got into an argument with my now mother-in-law over my supposedly “backwards” ways. My transgression? I did not attend a party of… — We Started It. Here’s What Happened.

It began in the summer, three years ago, with idle chat. A conversation between myself and my friend Jared, four hundred…

Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise

“There's no fresh start in today's world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks.”

Don’t act surprised that I’m quoting Batman. At WBC, reciting lines from pop culture is par for the course. And why not? The sentiments they express are…

My Side of the Story
My Side of the Story

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