I’m a software developer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I work on big WordPress websites and design systems at Penske Media Corporation. I love CSS, and I advocate for CSS to be treated more formally in code-bases because CSS is a real programming language.
These days, I am directing a lot of the energy previously devoted to CSS/tech-related projects into antiracism and the movement for Black lives in Pittsburgh. I’m at the beginning of that journey, but announcing this on the homepage of my website feels like a good way to make it an official part of my identity.
Blog or bust
I really enjoy writing on my blog, and at this point, I am getting close to 10 years of content! Here are some recent posts.
- The BREATHE Act is here in defense of Black livesSee more and take action at https://BREATHEAct.org
- Podcast Recommendation: Cite Black WomenI listened to three episodes of this today and learned a ton. Before amplifying voices, I need to know about voices to amplify.
- Non-Zero Days, Antiracism Edition: Days 29 – 38Lots of reflection and ideas, and reflection about those ideas. Feeling that I am outgrowing the concept of Non-Zero Days.
- Things that lastSome thoughts about what lasts, and what doesn’t.
- Thoughts on personal websites and full-time jobs / notlaura.com v4 [WiH]notlaura.com v4 is in the works.
- Non-Zero Days, Antiracism Edition: Days 21 – 28Sending emails and figuring out antiracist actions in my neighborhood.
- Non-Zero Days, Antiracism Edition: Days 10 – 20Still at it! Only one zero day…but it maybe was a -1 day.
- Non-Zero Days, Antiracism Edition: Days 8 – 9The past couple of days I contributed to a team list of antiracism resources, had ideas for artwork, and emailed legislators in Pittsburgh.