Girl Tracy is a fiction novel. Short synopsis: Tracy has been living with Gemini for years, an alter-ego that she uses in secret to imagine what it would be like to change her life and become a sex worker, if she was brave enough. She finally gets tired of living the lies decides to bring Gemini to life as a contractor at Rosado House.
Over the past 18 years, I've seen about 10 therapists with varying results.
After being told by two therapists that they didn't or couldn't understand my experiences, I started exploring alternatives to traditional treatment.
A few months ago I tried Talkspace, an app that surveys users to match them with therapists. I made sure to say that I wanted to talk about my experiences with racism. All of the therapists I was matched with on the online counseling platform were Black women, only they ...
Hi, my name is Nerissa.
Back in June of this year I started at Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation (“Interac®”) as Community Manager. I’d never worked as a ‘community manager’ before, but the job description was a combination of everything I’d ever done in my career that made me happy: creating content, collaborating, researching and keeping a pulse on both the developer and fintech ‘worlds’.
Before joining, I worked as a freelance writer with the proverbial slash and ‘front-end developer’...
Last week, we were at UofT Hacks; a 36-hour hack event where 500 students from (literally) all over the world came to Toronto to collaborate and build using API’s from companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM.
During the event, we gave hackathon attendees access to a beta version of the Interac e-Transfer Public API, specifically the Request Money feature. In more ways than one this hackathon was an important test of a few projects we’ve been working on behind the scenes: a new design for the de...
We are a couple weeks away from one of the biggest tech festivals in Canada. Elevate is coming, and with it, the Elevate Hackathon happening September 21st-23rd at MaRS.
Yes, Interac is a sponsor of both the festival and the hackathon, but attending is so not (just) about networking to find your next job opportunity. The weekend-long Hackathon is also about building Toronto into a smart city for everyone.
Winning teams are competing for three cash prizes: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for s...
Despite its name, the buyer journey is not just about buyers. Once they move from awareness to consideration to decision, buyers become customers. This is the point of the journey.
Nothing is more annoying than working at a desk that’s lopsided. From afar, the table looks fine. It’s only when you sit down and rest your cup that you notice there’s a problem.
There is something about the way Erykah Badu tells Sway ‘I’m exquisite’ in this interview. When I heard it the first time, I thought ‘This is the goal. Being exquisite.’ A few months before watching that video I would have said the goal was being in a relationship and a career as a freelance writer.
One thing we hear sometimes from potential Uberflip customers is "all Hubs look the same". It’s true.
I've written a few articles for our knowledge base and, from my experience, 'good' knowledge base articles are written with the reader in mind. This often means we've thought about what customers are asking for, why they need this info, how much information they need and the best way(s) to present the answers.
It’s happened to all of us: you log in to an app to share something, edit content, or start a draft and… something’s wrong. You can’t log in. The interface looks different than it did yesterday. What you had in there yesterday isn’t there today.
If you haven't thought about embedding anything interactive into your next blog post, consider this your sign to do it now.
As I write this post, my team members are exchanging gifts and wishing each other happy holidays (write faster, Nerissa!). Outside of the office, friends and family are flying, driving and bussing home for the holidays. And, if you listen closely, you'll hear the soft swipe, swipe, swipe of credit cards being charged.