Have a craving for something sweet? But also down for something salty? Today we’re bringing you a whole new take on this beloved combination- right in time to blow some minds at your Super Bowl party!
Cookie dough pretzel sandwiches, anyone? Yeah, we’re drooling too. Check out our tutorial below, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and YouTube for more dessert inspiration ??
Pro tip: The day before you make these, throw your cookie dough in the fridge for some extra control when handling it the next day.
Are you making this treat for your friends or fam? Don’t forget to tag us on social @eatdoughp!
Have another dessert recipe you want to see? Let us know in the comments below ??
Doughp is committed to elevating the conversation around mental health. Through our Doughp4Hope initiative, we highlight three mental health non-profits each month, giving them a different platform to spread their mission to people who otherwise might not see their resources.
Today we're bringing you a blog post from the SF LGBT Center regarding workplace discrimination. Finding a job can be stressful for everyone, taking a big toll on our mental health. But for LGBT applicants, finding a job can be even harder.
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Between building resumes, filling out applications, and sweating through interviews, the frustration of job hunting isn’t exclusively a queer experience— it can be stressful for almost anyone! However, as much as society has moved towards acceptance and equality in recent years, the curve is still a little steeper for even the most qualified LGBTQ folks.
A 2014 study from the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work tested this theory by submitting pairs of similar (fictional) resumes to eight federal contractors throughout the U.S., with the main difference between these two resumes being that one mentioned involvement in LGBT organizations, while the other did not. The results of this investigation were concerning, suggesting that LGBT applicants were 23% less likely to receive a call-back than their non-LGBT counterpart, despite the LGBT applicant being better qualified.
In addition, Fortune magazine reported in 2017 that “in a majority of states, being fired due to sexual orientation or gender orientation is a reality,” as there is no nationwide law protecting LGBTQ people from employment discrimination.
These kinds of discrimination range from subtle to blatant, and may show up in a variety of different ways, as captured concisely in Out & Equal’s 2017 Workplace Equality Fact Sheet. For example:
For most, this supportive workplace climate is the ideal to aspire to, but realistically (and coming from a harm reduction model), sometimes the main priority is to find a source of income and stay safe. Either way, how’s an ambitious queer person supposed to navigate this less-than-perfect situation?
The Transgender Job Bank, an online aggregator for LGBT-friendly job postings, has a few tips:
1. Check local and state laws on employment discrimination, to see if you’re at risk for being targeted;
2. Remain subtle about your gender/sexual minority status—there’s no need to disclose it in an interview, and it’s illegal for an interviewer to ask about it; and
3. Prep some questions about company culture, to gauge whether it’s an accepting environment that you’ll feel safe in.
This process gets further complicated for those who identify as transgender, non binary, or gender-nonconforming and find themselves faced with the restrictive ideas of professional attire. In the Fortune article “What It’s Like To Be Young, Gender-Neutral, and in the Job Market,” genderqueer college student Sarah Scott described their experience in the workplace: “It was really discouraging…[interviewers] were uncomfortable that I was in the building, let alone comfortable with the idea that they might have to work with me.”
They also experienced bathroom discrimination, being told to leave the women’s restroom and use the men’s facilities instead.
“It’s almost a dead giveaway that you might as well not waste your time in the interview if they have to redirect you toward the men’s bathroom and you to have to turn around and tell them…I know which bathroom I’m supposed to be using, but thanks for your concern,” they said.
Their method of coping with this situation was to leave the job environment that made them uncomfortable and seek new employment in a “more progressive-minded area.” However, others may not have this luxury—what to do when your very gender presentation might bring up judgment and discrimination? As the Transgender Job Bank says, “For some, concealing a part of their identity for the workplace is irrelevant; for others, this might as well be a death sentence.”
The Rochester Institute of Technology published an FAQ for Trans* Job Seekers that offers a few different options based on your comfort level with sharing your gender identity:
“Dress professionally for the gender you would like to be seen as; this will reduce pronoun confusion on the part of your interviewer. Many select professional but gender-neutral clothing choices…this is a highly individualized decision. You may want to conduct a mock interview to help prepare yourself, whether you wish to out yourself in the application process or not.”
A mock interview is a great way to practice how to present one’s LGBTQ identity in a professional context—how much to disclose, what questions to ask to test the climate of tolerance, ways to convey one’s identity professionally. While daunting at first, most or all of these skills can be hammered out with practice. This is why The Center’s LGBT Employment ServicesProgram and Trans Employment Program provide one-on-one interview practice, professional mentoring, skills workshops, and resume review services to help support our clients through this arduous process and find them safe and fulfilling work environments.
Most of you know that Doughp is based in San Francisco, California. Home of Golden Gate Bridge, old cable cars, Pier 39 (our home!), and the Full House houses. But San Francisco has SO much more to explore that’s well off the beaten tourist track.
Lucky for you, many of Doughp’s employees have been living in the Bay Area for years. Although we could never fully explore our own city, we do know a few places that you’re sure to love too. And we want to share them with you! 98% of Doughp’s customers are tourists who find us on Pier 39. I decided to take a tourist day in my own city to nail down the best sites to see, along with the lesser-known local spots that are only a few blocks away. Who knows, you may even stumble across some Doughp along the way! ;)
If you head to any of these locations, be sure to snap a pic and tag us on Instagram @eatdoughp! We love seeing what our customers are up to. Are you a local who knows a cool spot that should be added to the list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A break down, by activity:
Smitten Ice Cream
Alamo Square Park
Palace of Fine Arts
Mission District murals
Lady Falcon Coffee Truck
Get the scoop from the owner, Kelsey.
Kelsey & Doughp
The Strip Gets Raw
What's the scoop?
Doughp comes to Vegas!
Sobriety is Doughp
Meet the Doughp Squad
Mental Health @ Doughp
Kindness is DOUGHP
Off The Grid Creator
DOUGHP turns 1!
All The Feels <3
In the Fast Lane
Sky is Falling
Mac & Cheese Dough
Is this Real Life?
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