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Nov 1 '12
MONEY FOR NOTHING, AND THE CHICKS (WORK) FOR FREE
So here’s what I tell myself (and the other Ada Initiative advisers on our mailing list):
- What you’re doing matters.
- You should get paid for doing it.
- You’re creating tremendous value.
- It is fair to ask people to kick back a portion of their income (esp. earned in the tech industry) to help with outreach and diversity efforts.
Great, great advice on fake-it-‘til-you-make-it and claiming the actions and attitudes of privilege even when the world assumes they’re not yours to enjoy.