Howdy, I'm Wuz!

I'm Conlin Durbin, and this isn't about me.

Hey there, friends. Happy International Women's Day! This isn't about me, so here are some great women to follow and learn from.

I really hope this doesn't come across like this, but I would be remiss to not share this tweet:

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That's not my goal at all, I am just very lucky to follow/know all of these people and others would be too!

Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list. There are many, many great women out there and I could never create a list of them all.

Ali

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Honestly, if you are on here, you probably know who she is. She has great content and great insight.

Emma

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Emma also writes great content on dev.to and I've learned a lot from reading her posts!

Casey

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Full disclosure, Casey is my manager at work. She doesn't post much but her retweets are great! I've learned so much from working with her!

Caryssa

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I also work with Caryssa and her posts on Maxwell's equations leave my head spinning! She's an incredible engineer and you should definitely be following her blog!

Cassidy

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Cassidy is an engineer at CodePen, which is super cool. Her newsletter is absolutely fantastic!

Mayuko

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Mayuko is one of my favorite Youtubers! Her content is so inspiring and her editing style is wonderful. I highly recommend this video - it has a great tone and the message is wonderful!

Tae'lur

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Tae'lur's journey into tech is incredibly inspiring and she just started blogging on dev.to!

Kim

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I went to college with Kim! I love following her twitter and blog. She posts great content - a lot of which has a focus on women in tech!

My advice for fellow allies is...

  1. Listen to women. It's literally the easiest thing to do.
  2. Believe women. I know you might not understand their situation, but I guarantee they aren't lying.
  3. Support women. Recommend them for speaking gigs, promotions, literally anything you would recommend a man for.
  4. List your pronouns. This helps all sorts of people, but it normalizes the idea of personal pronouns, which is super important.