Last year, around the time that I was moving houses, and my life became complete chaos, I started writing for Medium’s OneZero vertical. I hope to write more stories for the outlet this year. It’s the kind of place where I can dive into research without the confines of specific content needs. And it’s helping me practice a style of writing I haven’t pursued in a long time.
In October, I wrote about my pregnancy, and what I’d discovered was a world run by absolute exclusion. My article is called The Exclusionary Language of Pregnancy Apps. An excerpt:
Since this is my first child, I did what any extremely online person does when they’re in search of information and community: I went looking for an app. Despite the breadth of offerings available for iPhone and Android, it’s slim pickings out there for a mother to be. The Google Play Store, in particular, is rife with pregnancy tracking and parenting advice apps, but I found the content of each almost suffocating with rhetoric around binary gender.
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