Yes, after a month of calm and quiet, I’m back. But in a different way. I love this space and many of the people here, but being a smart, opinionated woman online has its drawbacks so I have to protect myself.

To protect myself from the ubiquitous concern-trolling, armchair psychologists, and misogynists, I won’t be reading the comments anymore. It honestly gives me too much anxiety, which I can’t afford to bring into my personal and professional life. However, I will connect with you 1:1 if I recognize you as a follower or if you shoot me an email because you’re on my newsletter list.