<div><img src="/img/me.jpg" style="float:left;width:200px;margin-right:30px;border-radius:50%"/><h1 style="font-family:DINOT-Bold">Thorne Melcher</h1><p style="font-family:DINOT;font-size:16px">Thirty-something trans woman with a diverse array of expertise and success. Primary passions are coding and writing. I&#x27;m always learning, always creating, always building. Newbie farmer. Dedicated to building a better, progressive world for all.</p><h4 style="font-family:DINOT-Cond">@ExistentialEnso - Georgia, USA - she/her</h4><br/><br/><div id="coding-summary"><h2 style="font-family:DINOT-CondBold">Software Engineer &amp; Technical Lead</h2><p style="font-family:DINOT">I&#x27;ve passionately programmed since elementary school and have several years of experience leading technological projects.</p><p style="font-family:DINOT">See more about my tech skills and experience in the <a href="/coding">coding section.</a></p></div><br/><div id="writing-summary"><h2 style="font-family:DINOT-CondBold">Writer</h2><h5 style="font-family:DINOT-bold"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/opinion/twitter-transgender-harassment-problem.html" target="_new">Published in the New York Times</a></h5><p style="font-family:DINOT">My articles have been featured in a number of publications. You can find many of them on the <a href="/articles">articles section</a>. My areas of interest with non-fiction writing are transgender issues, left-wing politics, red-brownism, technology, gaming, and social media.</p><p style="font-family:DINOT">Additionally, I am working on publishing sci-fi and fantasy novels (with several drafts written).</p></div><br/><div id="trans-issues-summary"><h2 style="font-family:DINOT-CondBold">Trans Activist &amp; Consultant</h2><h5 style="font-family:DINOT-bold"><a href="https://www.transelation.net" target="_new">Transelation Consulting</a></h5><p style="font-family:DINOT">I have faced a lot of challenges as a transgender person, and I hope to help others avoid the same struggles. Not only do I do activism for the trans community, but I offer consulting services to organizations seeking an expert opinion on how to help ensure they do a good job taking care of the needs of trans people.</p></div><br/><div id="farming-summary"><h2 style="font-family:DINOT-CondBold">Farmer</h2><h5 style="font-family:DINOT-bold"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl0J4EnqtAKgOqk_KBICmTg" target="_new">YouTube Channel</a></h5><p style="font-family:DINOT">My grandfather, who inspired me to get into software engineering, was also a farmer. Though an odd combination, he thought it was important that more people learn how to produce food, given much was being taken over by large-scale agribusiness.</p><p style="font-family:DINOT">The older I got, the more I realized how important this was to work towards building a sustainable, healthier future for us all. In 2019, my partner and I decided to learn about permaculture farming techniques and apply them here at home. We now raise ducks in hopes of not just getting a steady supply of eggs but to fertilize the gardens we are building and eat pests like slugs.</p></div><div id="other"><h2 style="font-family:DINOT-CondBold">Around the Web</h2><p style="font-family:DINOT;font-size:16px"><a href="https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExistentialEnso" target="_new">Duolingo</a><br/><a href="https://www.producthunt.com/@existentialenso" target="_new">GitHub</a><br/><a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6717117/" target="_new">IMDb</a><br/><a href="https://keybase.io/existentialenso" target="_new">Keybase</a><br/><a href="https://letterboxd.com/existentialenso/" target="_new">Letterboxd</a><br/><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/thornemelcher" target="_new">LinkedIn</a><br/><a href="https://medium.com/@existentialenso" target="_new">Medium</a><br/><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/ExistentialEnso" target="_new">Reddit</a><br/><a href="https://steamcommunity.com/id/existentialenso/" target="_new">Steam</a><br/><a href="https://twitter.com/existentialenso/" target="_new">Twitter</a></p></div></div>