Social Media

“Prettiness is Not a Rent You Pay…” by Erin McKean

By Kelly Diels / April 26, 2018 / Comments Off on “Prettiness is Not a Rent You Pay…” by Erin McKean

“Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female” – Erin McKean. A note on checking our sources, and citations as culture making moves.

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Our Audiences Aren’t Stupid. Let’s Take Them Seriously.

By Kelly Diels / April 25, 2018 /

I dislike “meet them where they’re at” marketing advice. It feels like contempt for the audience. Let’s assume our customers and readers are smart and brave

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #1225: Yes, Use Photos of Yourself!

By Kelly Diels / March 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #1225: Yes, Use Photos of Yourself!

Our challenge is to develop that well of images while avoiding conventional, performative beauty-signalling that props up existing oppressive narratives.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #301: Use Social Media Posts To Refine Your Ideas

By Kelly Diels / March 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #301: Use Social Media Posts To Refine Your Ideas

What if social media isn’t a time suck, after all? What if, rather than distracting you from your work, creating short social media posts can be a deliberate refinement practice that helps further develop and concisely articulate your ideas?

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #529: Nope, Opt-Ins are NOT Mandatory

By Kelly Diels / February 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #529: Nope, Opt-Ins are NOT Mandatory

What if something we do all the time in online marketing actually reinforces rape culture? I’m talking about opt-ins. Cookies. Not refreshing email consent.

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Clearing Up Rumours and False Allegations Made By Amy Walsh and Dusti Arab

By Kelly Diels / October 22, 2017 /

I’m under siege, online, because people are saying and writing things about me that are not true. One of the most hurtful and inaccurate things that people have been saying…

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How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

By Kelly Diels / September 3, 2017 / Comments Off on How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

Perfectionism a form of internalized violence and it keeps us small. Press go before your post or copy is perfect because it will never be perfect.

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A quick note about critique vs trashing and accountability vs gossip

By Kelly Diels / July 10, 2017 /

We must distinguish between trashing and critique, and we must steward this in the communities we participate in and the communities we lead.

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Reinventing the Online Summit

By Kelly Diels / May 8, 2017 /

Here’s a non-exploitative, successful, feminist model for online summits (while staying in alignment with your social justice principles!)

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confessions about “calling in”

By Kelly Diels / December 20, 2016 /

Calling In is a refinement conversation we have with people who have a documented history of doing intersectional justice work — not for people who don’t.

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