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Discussion on: I'm the community engineer on the Glitch team at Fog Creek, ask me anything!

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Vaidehi Joshi

You tweet/write/speak a lot about the terrible forms of harassment that you've had to face as a consequence of being outspoken and visible in the tech community. Honestly, how do you deal with this happening all the time? How do you let it not take an emotional or mental toll on you? Particularly when you have folks approach you face to face, like after a conference talk?

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Kim Arnett 

+1 Also THANK YOU for speaking out on it!

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

It's really hard but I honestly thing that my growing up in a very abusive household taught me survival in home and social settings. Like, it still bums me out but the rewards I get for being in the industry - meeting awesome people, solving problems, getting paid to meet awesome people and solve problems - makes it worth it. I feel like I am in a place in my career where I can be loud and obnoxious about the cultural issues in our industry, so it's my responsibility to do that!

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Vaidehi Joshi

Thank you for your answer, and for always speaking out! We're all really grateful to have your (loud) voice 🙂

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

<3 and i am really grateful to be told that

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Ben Halpern

You do great work

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