Another story III; An Endurance Test

Another story III; An Endurance Test

“I write this anonymously. I’m not strong enough to go public yet. It isn’t intended to be a ‘poor me’ story. Simply that whether childfree by choice, or childless by circumstance, we are totally invisible, or viewed as career hungry/mad cat ladies.

There is no ‘miracle baby’ ending here, therefore it’s the type of journey most untold and still one of society’s greatest taboos. I believe it’s one to share.”

#62 The Progression Designer

#62 The Progression Designer

I met Jonny Burch this summer at a brilliant event called People People; an event that exists to close the gap between teams that are changing the world, and the people who can unlock their potential, hosted by our mutual friend Genevieve Wastie. I admire the way Jonny is building Progression Pack in an open and accessible way. I strongly believe the design community needs to spend energy and resource on designing tools that serve us and Jonny is doing just that. Here’s what he has to say…

#61 The Mindful Designer

#61 The Mindful Designer

I met Tayo this summer and we’ve been in cahoots ever since. When we first met, I was struck by the thoughtful way Tayo confronted aspects of the “social innovation” sector that we all need to challenge. I share Tayo’s obsession with helping women overcome imposter syndrome and making design more diverse.

The work she has been doing for parents is remarkable. As a new parent I’m desperately hoping this post will also inspire more service designers to tackle the immense problems parents face.

I’m thrilled to amplify Tayo’s story and her work. Tayo works at SHIFT - an award-winning charity that designs products and builds social ventures. Here’s what she’s got to say…