Spoon theory is a metaphor about the finite energy we each have to do things in a day. While a healthy, advantaged person may not have to worry about running out of ‘spoons,’ people with chronic illnesses or disabilities and members of marginalized communities often have to consider how they must ration their energy in order to get through the day. Understanding how 'spoons' can affect the lives of your developers and teammates can help companies lessen the everyday burdens on their underrepresented employees, leaving them more spoons to do their best work, avoid burnout and lead fulfilling lives. This session will go over examples of how different people spend spoons in different ways and why empathy is so important! It will cover coping techniques for developers who are struggling to manage their spoons as well as suggestions for managers and leads to better accomodate their employees.