hello from mouseinsneakers, also known as

bridget chase

I’m a linguist, writer, tech-person and dork extraordinaire. I write & tweet about language, arts and culture. I post pictures of travel, family and life. I work at the intersection of language and technology.

Everything mouseinsneakers branded is where I live on the internet. If you’re looking for my work, wander over to my work portfolio at madebybridget.

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about me

I’m a mid-20s queer + non-binary settler who was born on traditional Anishinaabeg territory in Treaty 1, also known as Winnipeg, Manitoba. Currently, I reside on traditional səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Skwxwú7mesh & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m lucky to live with my partner, our dog Cider and our cat Domino. I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Linguistics, a minor in Creative Writing, and an M.M. in Business Management. As a linguist with a background in tech, I currently work at the digital Indigenous language platform FirstVoices.

I moved around a lot growing up, and also have lived in:
→ Kiikaapoi & Wichita territory, also known as Dallas, Texas
→ Wassenaar, The Netherlands
→ Warsaw, Poland
→ Syilx territory, also known as Kelowna, British Columbia

I like making things. I’m a writer at the core and an avid creator and consumer of both fiction and non-fiction. Sending me things to read is the most direct way to my heart. I spend a lot of time thinking about how language and technology can combine to make the world a better place — especially for marginalized groups of people. If you want to talk work, go check out my work portfolio at madebybridget. Outside of digital spaces, I love to kayak and hike with my dog. I’m currently trying to cultivate a green thumb… We’ll see how that goes!

Why mouseinsneakers? I get that a lot. My childhood nickname was mouse — I guess I was kind of scrawny. From senior year of high-school to the final year of my Master’s degree, I had a uniquely bizarre tradition of only owning and wearing one pair of sneakers per year. Why? Great question. But I committed to the idea and I was visually branded as only ever wearing black Converse for nearly 8 years. Behold, my janky shoe collection:

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Bella Bella, BC (2018)