I look around and I see my friends building technologies that make life easier for abusers. I am overwhelmingly sad thinking of all the people whose lives have been made orders of magnitude more hellish carrying ever-connected computers on their bodies.
I am, unfortunately, a proof-of-concept of the American Dream. I’m a Latina from a low-income household in a low-income Latino neighborhood. I tested into an elite high school, received a scholarship to a fancy top university, majored in computer science, and went on to work at top tech companies. With a little hard work, anyone can get through the system, right?