Crying in work bathroom kinda story 

Had an agile coach in to facilitate training and a department-wide retro. The CEO and some user employees were also there. (I’m a CSM)

It was fuckin ROUGH. Several of our POs cried secretly, a few others too Xanax during the thing. I also left and cried in the bathroom bc I felt so under attack. It was bad enough that a PO pulled me aside to ask me how i even want to get out of bed in the morning. “I don’t.” was my response.

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Crying in work bathroom kinda story 

Anyway I was feeling super vulnerable. After that the agile coach (3rd party very opinionated consultant) came in and someone vaguely mentioned an emotion. Her response was “there’s no crying in scrum”. She’d been saying things like that all day.

Im not proud of it, but I’m not sorry either: I fucking popped off on her. If you don’t know me, this is very unusual for me. My expression of anger is to become quieter and more deliberate with my words.

Crying in work bathroom kinda story 

She came at me with this whole “feeling hurt/angry/sad is a choice” thing and I was trying to explain how invalidating that is.

How can someone on one hand advocate not calling people resources bc they’re human beings and on the other completely deny that ppl have emotions?

DBT saved my life. I have strong feelings about validation. When I heard her teaching a room of my peers that it’s good to invalidate people’s feelings, I guess I snapped. It’s just gross

I’m finally feeling better, so now here’s the story of my trip to Diana Initiative and how I broke into DEFCON

Diana Initiative was *fantastic*. Cool sweet folks everywhere. Good talks, cool CTF, and great lockpick village. Learned PCB design, social engineering, web app hacking. I also ended up being one of just 3 people to open all the lockpicking ctf challenges. It was super fun.

Day 2 I accidentally slept in VERY LATE. Like 4PM. I’d set two alarms and I still don’t know how that happened

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