Ivana McConnell // Blog


I love to write as much as I can — most recently I've been interested in the intersection of technology, culture, and how the changing impact of the web and the internet impacts identity.

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I've also written for a few print publications, tech-related and otherwise.

Offscreen Magazine, Issue 10

"Teach to Learn"

I wrote for the tenth issue of Offscreen Magazine (which I now help to edit!) about why we should all become teachers and mentors, take on responsibility to pass on the fundamentals of working in the web, and do so sooner than we're ready to.

Hot Rum Cow, The Rum Issue

"You Will Never Be Lonely"

An exploration of my cultural identity, and how a variety of brandy has woven its way into my life and impacted that identity— past, present, and future. Here's to rakija.

The Quarterly, Issue Two: Life & Culture


For The Quarterly, I wrote about the topic of cultural limbo and the process of getting a visa to stay in the UK. I had waited for six months without a passport as part of this process, and the loss of most of my identifying documents had left me unable to go anywhere; this was a disarming experience, and I enjoyed writing about it for the Quarterly.

Another Escape, Issue Two

"A Life Upward"

"Try just one more time, I always tell myself. The next attempt will be the last and then I'll leave it alone. It's always about trying just that one more time, until all willpower and means of strength have been exhausted and I have nothing left to give, at least until the next visit." About rock climbing and the pursuit of creativity.