Dope Female Designers & Developers

almost 10 years ago from Art Vandelay, Latex Salesman - Vandelay Industries

  • Dwight BattleDwight Battle, almost 10 years ago

    While I love this topic, I kinda wish the topic was about Dope Underrepresented Designers and Developers. Because while I love learning about the talented females in this industry, I'd also love to discover some talented Black, Hispanic, and other underrepresented designers as well.

    5 points
    • Allison HouseAllison House, almost 10 years ago

      I'm with you. People want to discuss these things separately, but I think an intersectional approach is our best path forward.

      1 point
    • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, almost 10 years ago

      I'd love to see those lists as well.

      My mindset about equality is that most times, diversity doesn't create unity or equality, it just indentifies the differencecs amongst us.

      The point that I'm making is more that instead of having segmented lists of underrepresented designers & devs that focuses on race or sex or whatever, why not just identify as designers who deserve credit?

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      • Dwight BattleDwight Battle, almost 10 years ago

        But if that's the case, why start a thread about "Dope Female Designers and Designers"? Isn't that "identifying the differences amongst us"? And why is that a bad thing? Aren't different perspectives a good thing?

        I'm not picking on you, but I see this a lot-whenever the goal is empowering women, it's a grand ideal, and everyone gets behind it. But as soon as the topic becomes about empowering blacks or Hispanics or anyone else, all of a sudden it's not "creating unity or equality".

        I'm just saying, if we all can agree there are underrepresented among us, there's nothing wrong with helping all of them get some shine. Rising tide raising all boats, and all that.

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        • Allison HouseAllison House, almost 10 years ago

          Yeah. This is why stuff like Lean In is actually pretty toxic. If we don't take an intersectional approach, "women" defaults to white women; Black/Latin@/non-Asian PoC numbers continue to fall.

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    • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, almost 10 years ago

      Shameless plug here, but I'd definitely recommend checking out Revision Path. Inspiring Black Designers is another site that does interviews, and there's a Facebook group called African American Graphic Designers worth checking out.

      Techymag is/was a website dedicated to Hispanic web designers, but it doesn't look very active now. There's certainly an opportunity there.

      2 points