honoring dr. king

I believe that movement building and smart infrastructure go hand in hand. It's a travesty that in our efforts to re-tell stories about the civil rights movement, we don't share or even necessarily understand how the work actually got done. As we honor Dr. King, let's also honor the invisible labor that make movements thrive.

oops baby

You’ve heard of oops babies, right? This post is about being an oops database manager – in the field, we call them, “accidental admins.” It’s a story about how I made this my career (as early in my career as I am, I really love what I do!) and the values that guide my work.

#WeWillNotBeErased – a mandate for database admins and survey researchers

The federal government's plan to define sex as "either male or female" and "unchangeable" is not only a measure of social control, but also a question of data collection and retention.  In this post, best practices on *when* and *how* to collect data on gender identity and sex or sexual orientation. And a bunch of thoughts about erasure, coming out, and our political regime.