The Weather Report

About This Project

The Weather Report
The Weather Report began as a cry for help, like many useful things in the world. After I started to recover from a severe depressive episode (covered in this comic), I realized that I didn’t have a great way to let people know what was going on with me. I got together with Vu Gandin Le, Jennifer Gandin Le and Phoenix Schneider, all experts in the fields of mental health, social justice and technology, to figure out what we could build. We originally conceived of as a full-featured app, but stripped it down in favor of a simple reporting service where users could easily, privately share news that they didn’t want to have to repeat over and over. Anselm Hook built the basis of the code, which I later customized.

The response was overwhelming, and the variety of use cases poured in. People told us they were using it to share news of births and divorces; folks in non-monogamous relationships used it to communicate with their partners; a group of friends who no longer live in the same city use it weekly to update each other on their lives.

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