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Discussion on: [On-Demand Talk] Docs For Equity - Teaching Our Way Out Of Impostor Syndrome

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi Julia! Obviously using jargon and escoteric language makes so many people feel like they don't belong in tech. Not only that, but it doesn't make any sense if we actually want to improve our projects and products!

I'm hoping on your panel, you can share your thoughts on why this is so persistant in our field. You described the in-group phenomenon — but I don't even think that this truly benefits the people who think they are benefitting from it.

Thanks! Fantastic talk!

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Julia Seidman Author

Thanks so much! I wish I knew why it is so persistent. I'm not a sociologist, though, and I'm not sure I can really speculate about what keeps it going, beyond just saying that people like to feel like they belong. The challenge is to create that sense of belonging without excluding others.