When life makes you a designer, you apparently go work in healthcare.Read More
Pretending to be musically inclined one beat at a time.Read More
When you’re in a design school, and you don’t know how to do graphics, you try to teach yourself.Read More
Essentially, I forgot everything I had learned before and am sloppy as all hell.Read More
What happens when Alyssa assigns herself summer homework?Read More
When you build a wall, you are trying to keep something out, or something in. This wall does neither; instead it rips holes in bodies and minds.Read More
Happy birthday to me.Read More
A couple years ago, for a birthday or a holiday, my dad sent me a subscription to a vegan magazine.
I'm not vegan (although I have participated in #veganuary), but my dad knows that I love to cook and find new veggie friendly recipes. Not only was it chock full of great content, but it was drop. dead. gorgeous.
I mean, just look at it...Read More
During my first year Seminar course, we were tasked with tons of readings ranging all over the map on the other factors that influence design. Design is not created in a vacuum, and so we discussed topics like platforms, cooperatives, power, agency, futures, humanitarianism, and ecosystems and their relations to our work.
It felt like my first year honors class ethics seminar all over again.Read More
If I'm being honest, I had given up on writing. Coming home from work, I was in no mood to think, let alone write. I had broken my habit and didn't know how to get it back, and every day that passed made starting up harder until it became a mountain I couldn't bear to look at.
Going back to school was probably the best thing that could have happened for my writing. It forced me back into it, albeit slowly. We were reading so many things on topics I had never explored. From blockchain to emergence to design and politics: it was overwhelming and exhilarating.
So below, you'll find the blog posts I had to do for my seminar class. I've captured snippets below, but you'll have to follow the links to read the whole thing (until I decide to move them all over).
For me, they capture a new way of seeing the world. For you, I hope they let you in on a bit of what we've been learning.Read More
Or, why I didn't go get an MPA, MBA, MPH, or a Masters in International Development..Read More
Photos from the Women's March in NYC.Read More
While there are many things I miss about Vermont, driving in my car where no one can hear me sing is definitely up near the top.Read More
Because who can go to Vietnam and not get Pho?Read More
Hanoi is bustling. It's energetic, motorbikes flying past you at every turn and people hustling by with fruit, baskets, bamboo.Read More