Rachel Winchester




This week, what's inspiring Rachel Winchester, an independent product designer and Philadelphia WordPress Meetup group organizer.

A podcast worth listening to: 
Underrepresented In Tech by Allie Nimmons and Michelle Frechette.

A concept worth understanding:
"Anger is a gift" is a quote in the song “Freedom” by one of my favorite metal bands, Rage Against the Machine. It’s an abridged version of a quote from Aristotle: "Anyone can become angry—that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way—that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy." As a designer and businessperson, everything I do is about solving problems. But the world is full of them! It’s absolutely daunting. Sometimes I feel hyper-aware of all the problems plaguing our world. Consequently, I’m often aggravated by them. But this isn’t a productive feeling in general. I think about this quote when I want to channel my anger into an actionable and productive solution.

A Twitter account worth following: 
@JonIppolito. As a professor, curator, and writer, his tweets are very engaging, interdisciplinary, and culturally-aware.

An article worth reading: 
My all-time favorite article is "Sculpture in the Expanded Field" by Rosalind Krauss (October, Vol. 8, Spring 1979). I first read it in college and it completely changed the way I view the world. You can find it on JSTOR if you have access; if not, message me and I can send you a PDF.

A habit worth forming:
"Eat the frog." Do the task you hate the most first thing in the morning. If it has to be done, don’t build any more anticipation than there needs to be.


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