Everyone starts somewhere. Here are the super-duper basics.

A laptop sits open on a desk. It features a food-related website in progress.
A laptop sits open on a desk. It features a food-related website in progress.
Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

Customers want to order from you — but they’re still hunting for your online menu. Here are a few insights into their pain points.

A colorful plate of food superimposed over a labyrinth
A colorful plate of food superimposed over a labyrinth
Composite of images by Dan Asaki and Anna Pelzer via Unsplash

The 1988 plebiscite was supposed to cement General Pinochet’s power for eight more years. Instead, he got the boot.

The campaign to say “no” to Pinochet featured a rainbow, putting a positive spin on a negative word. The image above is my adaptation of the campaign’s logo.


The Cursed Legacy of “Whataboutism”

Image cropped from IMDB source. The film was made for a European audience and shown on French television.

How could the people of democratic Chile allow a military regime to rule for nearly two decades?

After it ended, why did so many Chileans believe that the dictatorship was good for their country? …


My husband and I are an eHarmony success story. But these ads would make me think twice about using the service.

Woman and man looking lovingly into each other’s eyes.
Woman and man looking lovingly into each other’s eyes.
Cropped from photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash


Instead, address their concerns and seek more suitable solutions

Edited from photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash

The Worst-Case Scenario


I never thought I’d want to revisit my teenage self’s emotions — I was wrong. These times call for passion.

The technical demo for PlayStation 3. When this was released, there was a lot of chatter about a potential remake. I decided to be patient and wait. All of us waited a really, really long time.

In those days, the world of Japanese anime and game culture was remote.


Start by punching it out.

Remixed image made with materials including: photo by Michael Dam on Unsplash and Noun Project icons: Boxing glove by omar vargas, balance by Iris Li, Dog by bmijnlieff, muffin by Aldric Rodriguez, books by shashank singh


And Why I Support Bernie’s Vision of Medicare for All

Photo by camilo jimenez on Unsplash

Thanks for making me feel seen.

Jane excitedly types at her laptop.
Jane excitedly types at her laptop.
This is basically a picture of me when inspiration strikes.

Gina Isabel Rodriguez

Writer. Hija de inmigrantes. She/her. Visit my personal website at https://ginaisabel.com/.

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