Understanding is the key to acceptance.

Giuliana W.

Spectrum is an interactive dictionary app that provides the user with clear, concise definitions for basic LGBTQ+ terms that are crucial to understanding the LGBTQ+ community. Spectrum is easy to use, and will hopefully incite conversations about gender, sexuality, and what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

The LGBTQ+ community is a diverse group made up of people of a variety of identities. There are so many terms associated with gender and sexuality that it can be difficult for people to understand what each identity means.

It is my belief that acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community can only occur through the education of society and correction of misinformation about different identities.

While working to adapt my prototype website into the format of an iOS app, I found that the programme I was using, XCode, was significantly less user-friendly than I had originally thought. In light of the looming deadline for the completion of the project, I decided that instead of continuing to struggle with a software that I wasn’t sure that I could make work, I would instead focus on adding more details and information to my prototype website to use in my presentations of my project. I will continue to work on converting the Spectrum website into an app after the conclusion of the Girls Who Code programme.

     As a person who identifies as asexual and aromantic, Giuliana enjoys advocating for civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community. She enjoys all elements of musical theatre and drama, and is working on a graphic novel that she hopes to eventually publish.

You can view the project here.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at SalesForce WAS.