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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

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Nandini Jammi co founded Sleeping Giants, one of the most influential activist campaigns of the Trump era. But she was almost completely left out of the movement she helped build.  Nandini's Medium piece: https://medium.com/@nandoodles/im-leaving-sleeping-giants-but-not-because-i-want-to-d9c4f488642 Wired piece on Check My Ads: https://www.wired.com/story/she-helped-wreck-the-news-business-heres-her-plan-to-fix-it/  We'd love to hear from you! hello@Tangoti.com
Let's take a little break from the depressing newscycle and talk about the iconic Missy Elliott and how she's been changing the digital game since the very beginning.  Check out the video for The Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w “Supa Dupa Fly: Black Women as Cyborgs in Hiphop Videos" by Dr. Shaviro: http://www.shaviro.com/Othertexts/MissyKim.pdf "Missy Elliott" with Margot and Richie Tenenbaum, Halloween 2008: https://www.tangoti.com/episode-12-missy-elliott-digital-innovator
Everything feels awful right now, but it's not all doom and gloom. Employees at big tech companies like Facebook are pushing platforms to be better and they might just be one of our best resources. Catherine Bracy, founder of the TechEquity Collaborative, explains how tech staffers are pushing companies to move beyond a Black Lives Matter statement, and make real change.  Read Catherine's TechCrunch piece: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/11/tech-companies-its-time-to-show-that-black-lives-really-matter-to-you/ Learn more about the TechEquity Collaborative: https://techequitycollaborative.org/ Send us an email at Hello@Tangoti.com
In this week’s episode we spoke to attorney Carrie Goldberg about her fight against revenge porn. In that ep, we briefly mentioned Aaron Coleman, the winner of the Kansas State House of Representatives Democratic primary and his history of revenge porn. In this supplementary ep, Bridget gives a little more information about his case, how it played out, and what it tells us about how society minimizes revenge porn. Listen to Carrie Goldberg’s episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-a-better-internet-with-carrie-goldberg/id1520715907?i=1000489091000 Background on Aaron Coleman the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/us/elections/aaron-coleman-kansas-house.html Read more on Coleman’s history of recent abuse: https://gen.medium.com/aaron-colemans-ex-girlfriend-says-his-misogynist-abuse-didn-t-stop-in-middle-school-1c82a836a5d8
When an abusive ex threatened to ruin Carrie Goldberg’s life, she needed a lawyer who specialized in revenge porn. Only one didn’t exist. So Carrie became the lawyer she needed. Now, she’s fighting to make the internet a safer place.
Historian, activist, and author Blair Imani caused a stir with her Islamicized Star Trek cosplay. She explains how Star Trek helped her live long and prosper. Check out her cosplay here: https://twitter.com/blairimani/status/1152263389990670336?s=21 Say hi at hello@TANGOTI.com
BONUS: Why TANGOTI?

BONUS: Why TANGOTI?

2020-08-1522:48

After 1 month of TANGOTI, we're doing a bonus interview with host Bridget Todd about why she created this podcast and what's next.
After Vanessa Guillén's tragic death, her story was used to fuel disinformation and hate online
Vox’s Emily VanDerWerff talks about the 1999 film The Matrix as an allegory for the trans experience. Donate to House of Tulip: https://www.gofundme.com/f/housing-for-tgnc-people-experiencing-homelessness Read Emily’s piece on The Matrix: https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/30/18286436/the-matrix-wachowskis-trans-experience-redpill Hello@Tangoti.com
Talia Jane vs Yelp

Talia Jane vs Yelp

2020-07-2845:09

After Talia Jane called out Yelp for failing to pay a living wage, she became the "entitled millennial" poster child. But she was actually right. Read the Wired profile on Talia's life: https://www.wired.com/2016/04/the-revelations-of-lady-murderface/ Read Talia's Medium piece: https://medium.com/@taliajane/an-open-letter-to-my-ceo-fb73df021e7a Hello@Tangoti.com
#DisabledandCute

#DisabledandCute

2020-07-2145:461

Writer Keah Brown created the #DisabledAndCute movement to celebrate how people with disabilities love their bodies. She talks about the ways disability shows up online and off. Hello@Tangoti.com TANGOTI.COM for transcripts and more
Join Bridget as she talks to writer and digital activist Keah Brown who created a hashtag that celebrates people with disabilities. #DisabledAndCute Each and every Tuesday catch a new episode of There Are No Girls On the Internet!
After Shafiqah Hudson uncovered bad actors pretending to be Black women on Twitter, spreading disinformation and dischord, she sounded the alarm to Twitter officials. Unfortunately, they ignored her. So she created the hashtag #YourSlipIsShowing to help stamp them out herself.
Join the conversation with Bridget and Shafiqah Hudson as she explains how she outed an army of bots pretending to be Black women on Twitter. Each and every Tuesday catch a new episode of There Are No Girls On the Internet!
BlackOutDay2020

BlackOutDay2020

2020-07-0749:17

July 7th is Blackout Day 2020, an initiative meant to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Here’s the complicated story behind the original Black Out Day created by Mars Sebastian. In an interview that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking, Mars talks about her fight to be more than a footnote in the digital movement she created.
You might know that connections to convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein led to the resignation of the director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, after a Ronan Farrow exposé. But fewer people know that Arwa Mboya, a Kenyan virtual reality programmer and MIT student, bravely called for Ito to step down before Farrow’s piece. Mboya talks about how the bravery and community of women and girls gave her the courage to take a stand.
Claire Evans is one half of the band Yacht. She’s also a tech historian who archives women’s contributions in tech and computing in her book Broadband. Claire lays out how women were always at the forefront of technology and computing and how our contributions were erased over time.
Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.
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