On being "outed" as a foreigner

When I meet people for the first time, I want them to get to know me as, well, me. Not as The Foreigner or The American. Because the second people find out a detail like that, they immediately start adopting preconceived notions of what kind of a person you probably are.

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Tori Dykes
What's in a name?

I don't want to change who I fundamentally am just to fit into the culture here, but at the same time, you have to pick and choose your battles. One of these battles has been fairly personal, however, and it's not one I expected to fight.

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Tori Dykes
Connecting with Germany's digitization scene

In the last couple years that I've been living in Berlin, I've become increasingly interested in the topics of digitalization -- particularly of government and public services -- and civic tech. In the interest of easing the path for any others who are interested in following these developments within Germany, here is a list of starting points

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Tori Dykes