Learning in Public

A blog documenting the re-education of Nibras

Accessibility 101: UX Design

In a universe filled with possibilities, we want as many people to have as many experiences as they'd like to. As designers and web developers, we can work towards making all experiences accessible. "We live in a universe filled with possibilities, it should be...

The Unexpected Pleasure of Baldness

"Why are you cutting your hair?", "but your hair is beautiful! Your hair is lovely" has become, "why are you going bald?!" Every time I decide to cut my hair, I get asked the same questions. And every time, three to ten people in my life will try to convince me to not...

Quarantine & Hope: Conversations in Isolation

In our first virtual group hang-out since COVID lockdown, a friend expressed how hopeless she felt. It was her answer to a question we asked at the end of the call: ‘Is there anything I, or we, can do to help you right now?’  With bravery, she said, ‘you can help me...

The Lost Art of Crying

There I was, my head on my companion’s shoulder, openly crying in the carriage. Breaking Protocol.  The London Underground is, after all, infamous for its emotion devoid interiors. Smiles are to be avoided. Eye contact is a myth. Crying? Don’t even think about it. Yet...

100 Days of Writing | Day 100

What happens when you write every day for 100 days? I spent 100 days writing every day. It was transformative. In 100 days I went from being a person who was unable to complete a project to the opposite - disciplined and committed. It's hard to communicate the subtle,...

Code Your Future – AfroTech Fest

Photo by Alice Rowsome The following article is a capture of a talk by Code Your Future at AfroTech Fest. It's was part of my 100 days of writing challenge. “His name is Sentayhu.” It means “one who has seen much.” Mozafar Haider, a mentor at CodeYourFuture, points...

100 Words for 100 Days | Day 1

All I have to do is write a minimum of 100 words a day, every day. Easy! Then hit the publish button. Terrifying. The answer? A project that will act as a double edged sword. It’ll be a sword I wield rather than attempt to dodge. Through this project I hope to apply a...