I'm a web developer, but first and foremost, I'm a community member. My communities include women-in-tech-on-Twitter, progressives fighting for change in a red state, advocates for renters' rights and affordable housing, my book club, people making cool stuff on Glitch, and so many more. My communities are what drive me - coding is my job but not my life, even though some of those community memberships only make sense because I code.
Recently, I ran for City Council in Lincoln, Nebraska. I ran to draw attention to the importance of ensuring adequate and affordable housing for people of all income levels in Lincoln, and to be an advocate for neighborhoods that have been neglected by city officials for too long.