I have no time to write this before I dive back into the fray. Magic Cyclops is always magic, and we love Jen Korte in all her incarnations. We played with Abandin Pictures back when they were just getting started, and it was great to see them rocking the Hi Dive. If you haven’t heard them yet, it’s time.
Design Systems & CSS @ Views on Vue
We start by talking about design systems and design tooling – how they differ, and the problems they solve.
CSS Custom Properties @ Smashing Magazine
Pushing past the “variable” metaphor, CSS Custom Properties can provide new ways to balance context and isolation in our patterns and components.
Framed – Born To Choose This Way @ The Narrators
Struggles in re-writing the narrative of my life
Has CSS finally come of age? @ Creative Bloq
Steve Jenkins interviews me about the state of CSS, and what’s coming next for the language – from Intrinsic Design to Dynamic CSS.
Dynamic CSS Interview @ Thunder Nerds
Thunder Nerds interview me before her talk at VueConf US 2019.
Fonts & more @ Views on Vue
The panel and the guest talk about grid systems, fonts, and more!
Ethics, ES6 in Practice, and Dynamic CSS @ TalkScript
On Episode 18, the TalkScript team continues the live-ish at JSConfUS podcast series with guests Myles Borins, Tim Doherty, and Miriam Suzanne. Listen in!
Rejecting Maleness @ Journal of Mennonite Writing
The Journal of Mennonite Writing asked me to submit for their queer issue. I don’t identify as Mennonite, but I did grow up in the church, so I asked my friends what to write about. They suggested the common question: In a world without rigid gender roles, would anyone need to be trans?
Yesterday, I shared an article about my impending surgery, and a request for help – both social and financial – as I go through this. I was embarrassed to ask, and not sure what to expect, but your response has been swift and overwhelming. I can’t thank you enough, but I’ll keep trying.
Denver Health has started offering vaginoplasty in addition to their other trans medical services. While I’ve been on the waitlist for various surgeons around the country, Denver Health called me this week to give me a date: September 10, less than two months away.
Essential Knowledge: The Book @ t-h-e-b-o-o-k.com
100 Colorado Creatives 4.0 @ Westword
18 designers predict UI/UX trends for 2018 @ Figma Design
Sex, Love, & Romance @ PS I Love You
“I don’t have many guy friends, but my guitarist is one. Parting, I lean in for the cheek-kiss but he plants a good one right on my lips.”
More CSS Charts, with Grid & Custom Properties @ CSS Tricks
Inspired by Robin Rendle, I demonstrate some of my early experiments combining CSS Grids and custom properties to create dynamic layouts and data-visualizations.
At the family vacation in Moab, everyone is doing their best. It’s not enough, and my day is peppered with the wrong name and pronouns. I hide in my room through dinner so they won’t see me crying.
Shifting Nouns @ Twined Fragments
“I’ve seen myself in the mirror. I find me… disorienting. What do they see that I don’t? Why aren’t they laughing at me?”
Mothers, Fathers, Husbands, Wives @ Twined Fragments
“Mother finds me at her wardrobe, in her pumps and pearls. What are you doing? Being a mommy. Are you, then? She clips on the earrings (they pinch!), reaches for her lipstick.”
Fun with Viewport Units @ CSS Tricks
Viewport units have been around for several years now, with near-perfect support in the major browsers, but I keep finding new and exciting ways to use them. I thought it would be fun to review the basics, and then round-up some of my favorite use-cases.
I wasn’t born in the wrong body. I was born, a body. Without my body, I don’t exist.
Getting Started with CSS Grid @ CSS Tricks
It feels like CSS Grid has been coming for a long time now, but it just now seems to be reaching a point where folks are talking more and more about it and that it’s becoming something we should learning.
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Open Grounds
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Women’s March
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Small Rain
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ House Show
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ House Show
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Wooden Shoe Books
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ in your ear
Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ The Operating System
I’m still reeling from this year of insults, a traumatizing campaign turned traumatic election. I’m not sad about a contest lost, but what those results mean for real people around me. 2016 is over, but 2017 is going to be even harder.
There’s a lot of language that gets thrown around, but much of it comes loaded with over-simplified baggage and misconceptions. Here are a few that have been on my mind – from gender identity to biological sex, transition, passing, and visibility.
It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…
Loops in CSS Preprocessors @ CSS Tricks
No matter what acronym drives your selectors (BEM, OOCSS, SMACSS, ETC), loops can help keep your patterns more readable and maintainable, baking them directly into your code. We’ll take a look at what loops can do, and how to use them in the major CSS preprocessors.
*Beyond Pixels Profile @ Net Magazine
Miriam Suzanne creates experimental experiences with her band and her fellow developers.
An Interview with Miriam Suzanne @ CSS Tricks
Chris Coyier interviews Miriam when she joins the CSS Tricks team as a Staff Writer. We talk about gettting started in the industry, name confusion, fouding OddBird, building Susy, and more.
Versioning Show, Episode 8 @ SitePoint
In this episode of the Versioning Show, Tim and David are joined by Miriam Suzanne, best known for Susy, a responsive layout toolkit for Sass. They discuss going from being a lurker to finding your voice, the importance of writing about what you’re learning, stumbling into fame, approaching new projects, and unit testing in Sass.
Sass Toolkits, Live Q&A @ SitePoint
There are some questions that come up again and again if you are trans. A few of those questions are terrible, but most of them are well-intentioned. I’m lucky to have a supportive community around me, so I thought I’d write down my most common answers to help ease your stress about getting it right, and ease my stress about answering the same questions over and over.
Fuck The Muse @ The Operating System
a series of articles on creative process
Collaboration & Queer Art @ Boulder Writers’ Workshop
interview with Richard Wall of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop