Becoming a digital HKS Harvard Kennedy School Research Fellow

I am honored to have been invited to become a digital HKS Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

digital HKS is an initiative committed to exploring the relationship between technology, data, and the public interest. It creates a space to research how to design, build, and engage with digital technologies as they relate to civic participation, equity, governance, and accountability.

You can read more about digital HKS on its website and on Twitter @hks_digital.

Becoming a digital HKS Harvard Kennedy School Practitioner Affiliate

I am honored to announce that I will be a digital HKS Harvard Kennedy School Practitioner Affiliate for the 2017-2018 academic year.

digital HKS Practitioner Affiliates are a cohort of community builders and thought-leaders on the front lines of technology as it relates to policy, government, governance, and society.

You can read more about the program on its website and on Twitter @hks_digital.

Newsletter #15: Workshops in Warehouses

Newsletter #15: sent!
(and archived if you missed it)

Work-wise: joining a terrific team, programming new work roadmaps, wrangling workshops to build stronger movements in a city rebuilding itself, reading in German an interview I gave on the Internet, feminism, and a feminist Internet.

Links-wise: who owns your face, rainbow filters, rainbow flags, Confederate flags, 9 heartbreaks, class struggle, Grace Lee Boggs, Sylvia Rivera, Chelsea Manning, European Games, video games, data raves.

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Thoughts on a feminist Internet: an interview with German magazine FrauenRat

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A few weeks ago journalist Christine Müller invited me to share my thoughts on feminism and the Internet for the German feminist magazine FrauenRat, and the issue featuring our conversation is out now!

You can find our exchange in German in the picture above, and in a liberal English translation below. The issue also features interviews with great women whose work I admire, such as Laurie Penny, Billene Seyoum Woldeyes, Anne Wizorek and more, and if you’d like to get a copy you can order it here.

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News! Joining Aspiration as Human Rights Technology Lead

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I’m glad and proud to announce that I have joined Aspiration as Human Rights Technology Lead.

Aspiration connects nonprofit organisations, foundations and activists with software solutions and technology skills that help them better carry out their missions.

My work will focus on building technology capacity strategies in support of global nonprofit human rights organisations, capturing the scope and scale of the role technology plays in human rights efforts in different contexts, and exploring ways to create an inclusive, shared language when discussing technology in human rights efforts.

Stay tuned to read and hear more about it!

Menstruation matters

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Today is May 28 – happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

For the occasion, I wrote an article about menstrual hygiene rights and you can read it here.

I am very excited to see a piece I wrote published by Bitch Media, one of my favourite media outlets (both in print and online!) and I’m particularly grateful to Sarah Mirk, Bitch’s online editor, for her invitation to write for it and for the opportunity to focus on this topic.

Menstrual hygiene is a critical human right and menstrual education is essential not only for those who menstruate, but for all human beings. So, everyone is invited to read and celebrate – today and all year long!

Launching a new newsletter! #1 out tomorrow

I’m a very curious person. I like asking people what they’re up to/ working on and discovering more about their interests, and also never stop finding and enjoying great content online.
All these things make me think, also about topics I maybe never thought about before and discover are very important for me to be aware of, enrich and inspire me and sometimes also make me laugh or dance (!)
I also love sharing my favourite findings, and often others seem to like them, so – I’m starting a newsletter!

Delivered to your inbox up to 4 times a month, it’ll be about what I’m working on, writing about & loving from the Internet. Tomorrow I’ll send out the first one and you can subscribe here!

See you there!

Welcome!

This is my new blog – happy to see you here!
Anyone with interest in technology, justice, rights and transparency is very welcome to read, follow and interact with it.

My aim – at least right now – is to create a space to collect and share write-ups about

  • reflections and researches which might inspire upcoming developments,
  • projects currently in progress,
  • learnings and findings.

The blog is hosted on a website with my name, but I’ll have the pleasure to be joined by co-authors contributing their knowledge and expertise. Most of my work is made of participation and collaboration and I’d like this platform to express it in its own nature, from its content to how it’s produced.

The first articles are just getting ready to be published. Check this space!