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Jennifer Georgevich
Jennifer Georgevich

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Nevertheless, Jenn Georgevich Coded

I began/continue to code because...

I enjoy solving coding problems and am optimistic about code's ability to support solutions to larger problems.

I recently overcame...

Unhealthy work environments, gendered harassment, gendered discrimination, and being the only not-man on the developer team. I've had many past tech jobs; they've ranged from great to quite bad on these issues.

I want to brag about...

I am completely out as non-binary at work and many of my coworkers are improving at using my correct (they/them) pronouns!

My advice for allies to support women and non-binary folks who code is....

Give us space to contribute, then listen to us! Be thoughtful about how you are perceiving and treating us -- it takes reflection to overcome how most of us have been socialized to see and interact with women and femme people. Be respectful of non-binary people being non-binary and avoid gendering them in ways they don't want with your words or actions.

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Ben Halpern

Give us space to contribute, then listen to us! Be thoughtful about how you are perceiving and treating us -- it takes reflection to overcome how most of us have been socialized to see and interact with women and femme people.

Amazingly well-put. Thank you!

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