February 17, 2021

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Mardi Gras, 2018



Today is Ash Wednesday. For the ten years I lived in New Orleans, I woke up almost every Ash Wednesday undeniably tired—from over a month of what can feel like non-stop Carnival celebrations—but with a full heart after spending the day before, Fat Tuesday, feeling joyful with people I love. 


It always felt like Ash Wednesday was the true New Year's Day, when anything was possible. This year, it feels nothing like that. 


Mardi Gras 2020 happened right before the pandemic hit and while I didn't go to New Orleans, I got to follow along via my friends' social media accounts. I didn't realize how heavy the impact of not having it happen this year would be. I know we've all had quarantine birthdays at this point and that definitely sucked, but I'd say Mardi Gras being canceled is what's hit me the hardest so far. There are just so many things about it that I love, so much dancing and music, so many events that mark the time and passage of another year.


And yet. What can we do but keep moving forward and try to make the best of things, lessons that were repeatedly refined for me in New Orleans?


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Here are some other things on my radar:


  • I read Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong and loved it: The problem with silence is that it can’t speak up and say why it’s silent. And so silence collects, becomes amplified, takes on a life outside our intentions, in that silence can get misread as indifference, or avoidance, or even shame, and eventually this silence passes over into forgetting.
  • I finally finished Gilmore Girls (and am almost done with the Netflix mini-series)! This feels like a huge accomplishment. I've spent more time with these characters than some of my exes.
  • I also watched Framing Britney Spears. It was interesting to reflect on how differently what she went through with her mental health and paparazzi struggles would've been framed, had it happened today.
  • People are volunteering to escort older Asian Americans to keep them safe
  • Thinknum Alternative Data is hosting a webinar called “Present to Persuade: Lessons from the Data Visualizations of W. E. B. Du Bois”
  • My wall hangings will be part of the virtual CraftHer Market this weekend, put on by bbatx. Check it out and shop 150+ Texas small businesses! (PS: If you want a wall hanging but aren't sure what colors, check out inspo here)
  • I loved this essay by Roxane Gay on her little family
  • Just learned that virtual coffee shops are a thing and I'm kind of into it. I miss writing around strangers so much.
  • WorkWell is hosting an event called Storytelling for Job-Winning Interview Skills to help you tell compelling stories and get hired
  • The OTV Fellows program supports indie filmmaking professionals from marginalized communities (h/t Folake!)
  • Imagine This Women's International Film Festival is accepting submissions for its annual film festival. In celebration of Black History Month, Black filmmakers can save 50% off submission fees using ITWIFFBHM. Code valid until Feb 28th.
  • The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is distributing grants to Latinx artists, cultural workers, and arts orgs
  • The Native Arts & Culture Foundation's LIFT program offers support to early career Native artists
  • Raise for Good is a bootcamp program for women and people of color leading nonprofits
  • I love the work that Send Chinatown Love is doing to support small businesses in NYC's Chinatown
  • All of Kundiman's writing classes look so good
  • A thread of helpful graphic design tips
  • The Petey Greene Program is hosting a talk on what it means to be a justice-oriented citizen






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Digital Marketing Manager, Zoetis, Remote

The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for all digital campaign efforts to help strengthen brand awareness, extend the audience reach and support an array of Corporate Public Affairs & Communications initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and build the corporate digital marketing programs from the ground up. The ideal candidate will bring hands-on expertise with various digital ad platforms, a rigorous data-driven approach to campaign optimization, and a can-do attitude in different projects. This role will collaborate with the Corporate Public Affairs & Communications team, marketers across the globe and other key stakeholders to identify new opportunities to deliver our vision for the Zoetis brand.


Copywriter & Copyeditor, Skillcrush, Remote

Skillcrush is looking for a Copywriter and Copyeditor to join our team! This is a full-time, early-career role for someone with experience in writing and editing digital sales and marketing content, a fantastic knack for using just the right style and tone, and an excellent eye for the detail in writing.


Full-Stack Engineer, Industrious, Remote

Industrious is the largest premium workplace provider in the U.S. with nearly 100 locations in more than 50 U.S. cities. Its Workplace Experience platform, which pairs thoughtfully-designed spaces with hospitality-driven services and amenities, has reshaped the concept of coworking into a scalable solution for companies of all sizes and stages. Since its founding in 2013, Industrious has helped thousands of companies scale their businesses while maintaining the highest NPS scores in the industry.


Marketing & Communications Strategist, Threespot, Washington DC 

We're looking for an excellent writer with an eye on all things digital marketing to help us engage organizations dedicated to progressive causes. Threespot is seeking a Marketing and Communications Strategist to help us communicate our work, mission, and history to the world with authenticity and passion. This position sits somewhere between business development, marketing strategy, and internal communications, meaning you'll be responsible for shaping our story and sharing the impact of our work, whether that's through social channels, event planning, written communications, or employee engagement initiatives. 

Technical Writer, Stripe, Remote

Technical writers make Stripe’s products easy to use and integrate by creating useful content for developers and everyday users. Our documentation must exemplify quality and instill trust. Stripe cares deeply about developer experience, both for our users and engineering employees. Our products and internal tools require innovation and creativity to create an excellent user experience and to increase developer velocity. We need writers with exceptional writing ability and solid technical competence to provide an engaging developer experience.


Salesforce Developer, Gusto, Denver CO or San Francisco CA 

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.


Integrated Marketing Director, MPOWERD, Remote

The Integrated Marketing Director will report to the CBDO & Founder while working cross-functionally alongside the entire company. This detail-oriented, analytical and creative marketing professional will be successful in developing and executing marketing strategies that increase sell-through across all channels while also bringing new products to market. The right candidate will be excited about accelerating an impact-driven brand and be comfortable working both independently as well as collaboratively. Strategic, organized, and motivated, this position is a key role within the MPOWERD organization to increase awareness and retention while having fun in the process.


Director of Design Thought Leadership, Design Museum Everywhere, Remote

Design Museum Everywhere is a new kind of museum: online, nomadic, and accessible to all. Instead of a single museum location, we pop-up in places where people already go, and produce high-quality media experience to support our mission to bring the transformative power of design everywhere. We believe design can change the world; done well, it can elevate our quality of life, make businesses more competitive, and protect our environment. We inspire people by showing what’s possible through public exhibitions and events, as well as our magazine, podcast, and online content. We educate people — from kids to CEOs — to become creative problem solvers using the design process. And we transform, using design to take action and make change, demonstrating its impact.


Director of Content & Creative, Birchbox, Remote

The Director, Content & Creative will drive strategy and day-to-day execution of Birchbox content in order to build brand affinity by representing our unique beauty perspective, create engaging social experiences that delight our community, drive qualified organic and paid social traffic to Birchbox.com, and deliver on acquisition and shop revenue targets for the brand via content engagement. This role will report the President and lead a team of creatives, content and community managers.    


Communications & Marketing Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Remote

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to building healthy and resilient communities. We combine modern science, wise tradition, and human connection to create a powerful new medicine centered on evidence-based and timeless concepts: self-care and group support. We are teaching thousands to heal millions—and by teaching the teachers first, we ensure that they bring the spirit of our model, as well as the specific practices, to the individuals, families, and communities whom they serve.



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