So I thought a lot about announcing the announcement I'm about to tell you and thus, making you curious and all that - but nahhhh💁 I am way too impatient and excited myself so you guys are lucky that I won't let you wait as people usually proceed😋
As you might already tell from the picture I teamed up with nothing other than the renowned @dhanishgajjar
and he designed a personalized sticker for me. Now tell me, don't you love it as much as I do!!??😍 When he first sent me the draft it was a feeling of "THIS IS IT! THIS IS MEANT TO BE!" as he was using the exact same colors, no even the same shades, I happened to include in my photoshoot for @peoplewithlaptops
Originally I planned to use this sticker solely for myself as I didn't understand what the point in someone having a sticker that refers to s.o. else's IG account would be🤔 however, Dhanish gave me the idea to offer it for sale and it wasn't until then that I realized that this sticker in fact represents much more than what can be seen on the surface.
It's addressing a larger group of women who deal with certain stereotypes and prejudices, in my case covered Muslim women like those I have tagged!
But it goes even beyond that. If you just think about it, isn't it sad that amongst #womenintech
there are again minor groups who get extra secluded and put at a disadvantage due to the most various things, not only because they are women - as if this wasn't enough😖? Take alone hashtags like #latinasintech #momscancode #browngirlsinstem #blackgirlsintech #lesbianswhotech
, just to name a few but there are plenty of them! OMG! SHE CODES is the reality of all of these women! And none of them deserves to be discriminated against!! (@techwekk
you guys should come up with your own hashtag😄)
This is exactly why I decided to raise awareness by means of this sticker, and hence it's not supposed to be for covered Muslim women only. NO! It's supposed to be for literally anyone who likes to support my fighting the stereotypes women like those I have mentioned have to face as well as raising awareness to minorities amongst women in this field!