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The goal-setter’s dilemma

When it comes to things I want to do/achieve/experience, I have long gone the route of dogged persistence, holding on to the belief that it will happen because I believe it will, that I’ll find a way and figure it out and negotiate my way through, course-correcting on the fly to keep my eye on […]

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On being anti-busy (lessons I learned the hard way)

To be “busy” in our modern world carries with it something like a badge of honor, a stake in the ground about mattering and about personal strength and resilience, and is a complete fucking farce that’s doing more harm than good. And, I reject it. 

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This year, I’ll trick my brain into loving winter

In wintertime, a lot of people find themselves on a spectrum ranging from diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder to bouts of wintertime blues and blahs, and I’m no exception. Early winter is pretty and novel, but by late January, after months of very little exposure to sunlight, it’s hard for some people to stay productively motivated some days, hard […]

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#TakeBackTheWeb

As part of the documentary and multimedia project I’m working on, I’m launching another arm of it, and it is one we can all share. Using hashtag #TakeBackTheWeb, I’m asking people to go to Instagram to reclaim the hurtful or threatening words they/we have received online. Maybe you’d like to write the hurtful tweet/comment on a piece of paper and take […]

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Things that have surprised me about the Kickstarter experience thus far

When setting up a Kickstarter campaign there is no shortage of advice floating around. Most of it is duh, and some of it is even good, the gist being to not be bashful, to be clear, to over-prepare, to do something everyday to promote the campaign, to use social media, email and in person contacts […]

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Kickstarter: it’s go time

When I launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund my documentary series on women + online harassment, it never once occurred to me that it would not happen. I’m Pollyanna like that.

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Kickstarter: Day 1 update

Up late last night to give everyone an update about the first twenty-four hours of my Kickstarter campaign to help fund my documentary project about women and online harassment. Also hopped onto “Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez” on WGN Radio to talk about some of the subjects I’ll cover in the project.

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Documentary about online harassment

I’m making a documentary about women and online harassment. Specifically, I’m making an episodic documentary (that means you don’t have to wait for the whole thing to be finished, since it will be released in episodes) about harassment and civility in the online world, how it relates to women and how some women are fighting […]

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