Terra Field Wiki – Terra Field Biography
Terra Field is a trans-Netflix team member who was suspended following a Twitter thread taking a stand on the new Dave Chappelle special, “The Closer,” The Verge reported. Sources told The Verge the suspension was due to Field trying to enter a director-level meeting she was not invited to attend, the news outlet said.
Field’s LinkedIn page says she is a senior software engineer at Netflix, based in San Francisco, California.
Her age is unclear.
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Field wrote a lengthy Twitter thread on October 6, 2021, responding to Chappelle’s comments about the trans community on his new Netflix special, “The Closer.” She said Chappelle “attacks the trans community and the very validity of transness.”
“Being trans is actually pretty funny if you’re someone who actually knows about the subject matter,” she goes on to say. “How could volunteering for a second puberty *not* be funny? That isn’t what he is doing though. Our existence is ‘funny’ to him – and when we object to his harm, we’re ‘offended’.”
I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness – all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You're going to hear a lot of talk about "offense".
We are not offended 🧵
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 7, 2021
Field continued the thread, listing cases of deadly violence against trans people. The first tweet in the thread had 13,500 retweets on October 11, 2021.
Field did not comment directly on the suspension but wrote on Twitter, “I just want to say I appreciate everyone’s support. You’re all the best, especially when things are difficult.”
A few minutes later, she wrote, “Someone I chatted with on Grindr years ago just messaged me to tell me they’re proud of me for standing up for myself. True allyship right there.”
This is the price of speaking out against transphobia online as a trans woman, and I'm an extremely privileged one with supportive friends, family, and colleagues.
Imagine facing this alone – and this isn't nearly the worst of them, the worst were deleted before we saw them. pic.twitter.com/rOEUgVi7Gd
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 10, 2021
Field also shared comments she received on her thread, which included people saying she was “a gay dude.” She described the second shot of screenshots as “a tasting flight of bigotry.”
Netflix recently suspended Terra Field, a trans engineer who had tweeted against Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special on The Closer platform.
The comedian’s latest special came under sharp criticism from GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition over the alleged remarks about the LGBTQ community.
A trans team member at Netflix, Terra also created a viral Twitter thread expressing why she was unhappy with Dave’s jokes. However, her suspension raised questions among internet users. Many wondered if it had happened due to her tweets.
Field details her work with Netflix on her LinkedIn profile, which she writes began in February 2019. For ten months, she has served as the Vice President of the Trans Netflix Employee Resource Group, which “exists to make Netflix a great place for Trans* people to work,” she writes.
“We work to advocate for and represent transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the workplace by way of increasing awareness, visibility and education about the Trans* experience. I also lead the Education and Talent Acquisition Pods of the ERG.”
She became a senior software engineer in April, she wrote.
“Part of the Compute Platform group within Netflix’s Cloud Infrastructure Engineering org. I work on the base operating system images (both AMIs & containers),” Field wrote.
She identifies herself as a “Jersey Girl” on her Twitter profile. She wrote that her career began in 2004 as an IT manager and network administrator for the Clayton Board of Education in Clayton, New Jersey.
She went on to hold positions, including work as a Solutions Consultant for Cloudera. According to her profile, she worked for Blizzard Entertainment for about four years and held positions including Senior Systems Engineer.