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Maya Gold Patterson Is Designing Spaces For Black Women At Twitter

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Maya Gold Patterson Is Designing Spaces For Black Women At Twitter

BY D’SHONDA BROWN via https://www.essence.com/

PATTERSON SPOKE WITH ESSENCE ABOUT LEADING PRODUCT DESIGN BEHIND TWITTER SPACES AND VOICE TWEETS

Social media is an ever-evolving rabbit hole that continues to add more tools, tricks and features to each of its platforms. Twitter in particular has been introducing new additions to the features family including their latest Fleets and voice Tweets. Now, to bring more inclusivity to the platform and elevate the voices of marginalized communities, a Black woman has risen to the occasion by implementing her own goals of creating safe spaces for underrepresented communities and women of color.

Meet the Black woman behind the design of Twitter’s newest Spaces feature – Maya Gold Patterson. Growing up in Champaign, IL, Gold Patterson didn’t see too many Black women in technology to turn to but she had an early spark for her passion when she would watch her…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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