That’s enough for me to want to keep going.” The humane element underpinning its mission also extends to its fundraising.
With a crowdsource goal of ,000, Morgen has every intention of paying developers and students of color for their labor. The mythos of struggle, starvation, and hustle around startups…is inherently toxic for oppressed people.” But the corporate establishment is starting to take interest.
“When we talk about being less oppressive, that also includes paying people. At the recent Lesbians Who Tech Summit, Morgen met with a number of self-identified queer technologists and industry leaders who were impressed with her concept and excited about its possibilities. It’ll also be an important year for fundraising to ensure her team of minority technologists eat. Thurst is gonna revolutionize the queer online dating space.
The press is also taking notice; Thurst has been featured in The Daily Dot, Black Girl Nerds, USA Today, and Mask Magazine. It uses technology (a field notoriously inaccessible to minorities and women) to reinvigorate the online dating scene with more inclusive and reflective standards that create security and representation for queer people, especially queer people of color.
You can use other online data to see this split personality play out elsewhere.
The night Obama was first elected was a moment of catharsis. All the dating data I’ve seen fits Ok Cupid’s pattern: black people and Asian men get short shrift.
I think one of the great violences of our generation has been denying marginalized people, whether you’re queer, black, or both, platform and spaces to see ourselves and others like us.
An undergraduate of Northeastern University and Pratt Institute, with experience working at a MIT startup, Morgen’s comprehensive background in entrepreneurship, business, finance, humanities, art, and design, congealed into the development of an app that’s the first of it’s kind.\r\n“There isn’t a place for marginalized queer people to connect and date online.
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