Coming Out

Coming out was not about finally realizing who I was; it was about realizing that there were other people that did not feel the way that I did, that there was language to name how I felt, and that I was not alone.

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WritingR.C. Woodmass
To answer the question: "Do you still sing?"


I have learned that there is a difference between my physical voice, and my voice in the broader sense. I have mastered my physical voice - all the nuances, the breaking points; learned the ways my voice likes to move and blossom. There is freedom and joy in the practise of using my voice in that way on stage. But I needed something more.

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WritingR.C. Woodmass
VIDEO: "We Belong Here: How to achieve true inclusivity in the tech sector"

Rachel Jean-Pierre, a Black Lesbian, & Rebecca Woodmass, a Queer Non-Binary Human  offer their unique insight and perspective to move our tech communities beyond band-aid solutions and into the thrilling discomfort of embracing the unknown and allowing the beauty of humanity to challenge the very foundations upon which our startups, nonprofits, and corporations are built.

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TechnologyR.C. Woodmass
Vulnerability Magic: One Year Sober

Inspired by a little silver plastic chip in my pocket that said “Women in Recovery” on one side and the serenity prayer on the other (and my phone full of new numbers), I found a desire within me that I hadn’t even known I wanted until I stepped into that meeting. I wanted myself back.

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WritingR.C. Woodmass
When fear is the appropriate response to money

Our bodies contain blueprints for the structures we dream of. We will not make our way out of capitalism and other oppressive structures by desensitizing ourselves to the effects of oppression. We will not undo oppression by applying the attitudes of colonizers to the lands of our own bodies and intuitions.

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R.C. Woodmass
Using Your Voice Again: A Plan of Action

Let yourself rage against all the reasons you stopped using your voice. Rage against money, capitalism, the lie of meritocracy, the optimism of youth, the institutions that lulled you into passivity, the warnings you did not heed, misogyny. Shame, emotional abuse, trauma, microagressions. Sore throats, lies. Shed your tears for all those moments of connection you lost because you did not sing. 

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Activism, Poetry, VoiceR.C. Woodmass
No More Silence

I know I am not the first person to speak, and that the reason I am able to find the courage to do so is because I am adding my voice to the chorus of many who have come before me. I honour those who said the first word, then the second and third.

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R.C. Woodmass
Taste vs. Flow

I think many artists feel like they are getting better when they experience more flow in their work, when they can feel as though they are transcending the craft and technique of their medium and expressing something from an internal impulse. It is from this place of flowing energy (as opposed to a block), that the most authentic expression can happen, and a greater volume of work can be created.

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R.C. Woodmass